a woman gets pancakes

Target text


Read short vowel words in a text.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • man
  • pan
  • got
  • cat
  • dog
  • but
  • nap


  • The book Pancakes for Breakfast (Tomie DePaola; 1978; Sandpiper)
  • Water
  • Flour
  • Pictures of a dog and cat*
  • Pictures of a cow and chicken*
  • Plastic egg (optional)

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children they will act out the book Pancakes for Breakfast and read a text with short vowel words, such as cat, man, dog, get, nap, bed, up, and got.
Literacy Activities

  • Tell the story in the Pancakes for Breakfast book.
  • Guide an enactment of the story.
  • Support the children in shared reading of the text about the story (found below).

SEEL Target Texts

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A Woman Gets Pancakes

A woman took a nap.  
She got up and got out of bed.
And she wanted pancakes.
The woman got a pan.
She got milk, butter, eggs, and flour.
She went to get syrup.
But her cat and dog got into the food.
The woman did not get to make pancakes.
The woman smelled pancakes. 
So she went to see the man who was making pancakes.
The man let the woman eat his pancakes.
And the woman got pancakes.
Did the man get mad when the woman ate all his pancakes?  



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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/).