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Objective

Read short vowel words in a text.

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Target Words:

  • ram
  • pig
  • cat
  • can
  • mat
  • sun
  • rat

Materials:

  • Word cards*
  • Can a Ram, Pig, Rat, Dog, and Cat Fit? target text*
  • Who Can Fit on the Mat? target text*

*Items included below. 

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will fit animals on a mat and read a text that focuses on short vowel words such as ram, pig, dog, cat, bug, and rat

Literacy Activities
Rest in the sun

  • Set out a piece of paper to be a mat. 
  • Set out the word cards (see below).
  • Tell the children that the pets want to rest in the sun, but will they fit on the mat?
  • Have the children read the names of the pets and set them out on the mat. 
  • Let the children rest in the sun with the pets (optional). 

Read about animals coming to sit

  • Read the text Can a Ram, Pig, Rat, Dog, and Cat Fit? (see below) with the children.
  • Engage in shared reading of the text Who can Fit on the Mat? (see below).
  • See who can sit and fit on the mat. 
     

SEEL Target Texts

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Can a Ram, Pig, Rat, Dog, and Cat Fit?

Ding Dong!  
A ram! Come in, ram.
Come in and sit a bit.
Ding dong!
A rat! Come in, rat!
Come in, rat, and sit a bit.
Can a rat fit in?
Yes, a rat can fit.
A ram! Come in, ram.
Can a ram fit in?  
Can a ram sit a bit?
A ram can fit and sit a bit.
A pig! Come in!
Pig, come in.   
Come in and sit a bit.
Come in and sit.
 

Who Can Fit on the Mat?

A rat has a mat. 
He can rest in the sun on his mat.
Hi, cat! Come rest on the mat.
Rest in the sun. Rest in the sun on the mat.
Hi, bug! Come rest on the mat.
Sit in the sun on the mat.
Here comes pig! He is big.
Can he fit on the mat with the rat, cat, and bug?
Yes! Pig can fit on the mat.
The rat, cat, bug, and pig can rest in the sun on the mat.
 

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