Go on a Pogo Stick
- Picture of a pogo stick*
- Picture of a yo-yo*
- Go and No Go signs*
- Make a Yo-yo Go target text*
*Items included below.
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will pretend to play with things that end in long o, such as a pogo stick and a yo-yo.
Go on a pogo stick
- Show a picture of a pogo stick (found below) and ask, “Can you make a pogo stick go?”
- Tell the children that they will pretend to play on a pogo stick.
- Explain that when you show the Go sign (found below), the children will bounce up and down, and if you show the No Go sign (found below), they will stand still.
Pretend to be a pro or just so-so at using a pogo stick
- Have the children write pro and so-so on different sides of a paper.
- Let the children hold up the word pro and then pretend to be pros at using a pogo stick by bouncing quickly.
- Let the children hold up the word so-so and then pretend to be so-so by bouncing slowly on the pretend pogo stick.
Make a pretend yo-yo go
- Tell the children to pretend to make a yo-yo go up and down by saying,
- “Can you make a yo-yo go?”
- “I’ll tell you when to go.”
- “Go! Make the yo-yo go.”
- “Stop! Do not make the yo-yo go.”
- “Can you yo-yo like a pro or just so-so?
- Have the children write words to dictation (e.g., no, go, so, yo-yo, so-so, pro).
- Let the children write about making a yo-yo go and a pogo stick go—both so-so and as a pro.
Read about a yo-yo and a pogo
- Engage the children in reading the text Make a Yo-yo Go (found below).
- Have the children point out or underline words that make the long o sound
SEEL Target Texts
Make a Yo-yo Go
Can you make a yo-yo go up and down like a pro?
Or can you make a yo-yo go just so-so?
Are you just so-so at making a yo-yo go up and down?
Can you go on a pogo stick like a pro?
Or can you go on a pogo stick just so-so?
Are you just so-so at making a pogo stick go?
SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.
Go on a Pogo Stick