A Cup for a Pup

Objective

Read and write words that end with -up

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • pup
  • cup
  • up

Materials:

  • 4 cups of water—1 for each pretend pup
  • Pup graphics (see below) to attach to a headband, or to a pencil to make a puppet (optional) 
  • Letter cards (see below) 
  • Up, Pup! target text (see below) 

State and model the objective
Tell the children they will read and write words ending with -uppup, cup, yup, and up.

Practice the skill within an activity

Pretend to be a pup

  • Before the activity, prepare and set in a safe place 4 small cups of water for use during the second reading of the target text. 
  • Read the Up, Pup! target text together as a class, emphasizing words that end in –up
  • Choose 4 children to pretend to be a pup and wear a pup headband (optional). 
  • Read the text again together as a class, following the script instructions (the pretend pups will follow the directions of the other children). 
  • The pretend pups can then lap up some water from the cups. 
  • Repeat as desired using different children, different water cups, and different tricks.

Apply the skill

Identify, blend and manipulate sounds 

  • Let the children make a target word (e.g. pup) from letter cards (see below) and then let them make different words by changing either of the consonants or the vowel. 
    • Change the beginning sound(s): cup pup 
    • Change the vowel sound: cup cap; pup pop; cup cop
    • Change the ending sound(s): cup cut; pup put
  • For each of the words the children make, have them produce the sounds for each letter and then blend those sounds back into the word.

Read target words in a text

  • Have the children underline the words that end in -up in the target text Up, Pup!
  • Read the Up, Pup! text to the children.
  • Engage the children in reading the text simultaneously with you.
  • Read the Up, Pup! text again fading support. 

Write about the activity using target words and phrases

  • Review the lesson activity, give the children a story starter (e.g., We pretended to be pups and then…), and ask them to write about the activity using their own words. 
  • Re-read the target text (see below) and permit the children to write their own version of the text.
  • Have the children write a sentence or two expressing ideas from a lesson activity or target text (e.g., A pup can jump up and drink from a cup). 
     

SEEL Target Texts

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Up, Pup!

Teacher: My pup can do tricks. My pup can sit up.
Children: Up, pup! Sit up, pup!
Teacher: My pup can jump up.
Children: Up, pup! Jump up, pup!
Teacher: My pup can stand up.
Children: Up, pup! Stand up, pup!
Teacher: My pup can jump up for a cup.
Children: Up, pup! Jump up for a cup, pup!
Teacher: My pup can say, “Yup!”
Children: Up, pup! Say, “Yup,” pup!
Pup: Yup! Yup!
Everyone: Good pup!

Printouts

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Objective 
Read and write words that end with -up

Materials

  • Small cup of water
  • Pup stick puppet and Up, Pup! target text (see below) 

Activity: A Cup for a Pup

  • Let your child pretend to be a pup and act out the tricks described as you read the Up, Pup! target text together. 
  • When your pretend pup has completed the tricks, reward him or her with a cup of water to lap like a pup. 
  • Have your child read the text again with you and use the puppet to act it out. 
  • Help your child write 2-3 sentences that describe what the pup can do (e.g.; The pup can jump up. The pup can lap water from a cup). 
  • The activity can be repeated several times.Pup-stick-puppet-and-target-text

Standards

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.B: Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.D: Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)

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