Odd Omelet

Objective

Associate the letter (and the lowercase letter o) with the short /o/ sound (e.g. the o sound in odd, octopus, omelet).

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • octopus
  • otter
  • ostrich
  • omelet
  • odd
  • October
  • octagon

Materials:

  • Octopus, Otter, Ox, and Ostrich pictures (see below)
  • Pan and spatula
  • Word and picture cards (see below) in a box
  • Odd Omelet text
  • Music to sing Odd Omelet to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb (optional)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that the letter o sometimes makes the /o/ sound like in octopus. Make a list of words that start with the /o/ sound such as octopus, otter, ox, ostrich, olive, and odd.

Practice the skill within an activity

Make an odd omelet

  • Place picture cards of words beginning with the short /o/ sound and picture cards that do not begin with the short /o/ sound in a box (see below).
  • Show the children the octopus picture and tell them that Oliver Octopus needs their help to make an odd (explain that odd means strange) omelet.
  • Explain that Oliver Octopus only wants things in his omelet that start with the /o/ sound like octopus.
  • Have the children pick a picture card from the bag.
  • Ask, “Would Oliver Octopus like ___ for his odd omelet?” Tell the children that if the item starts with the /o/ sound, they should say, “Yes, Oliver Octopus would like o__ for his odd omelet” and place the picture in the pot.
  • If the picture does not start with the /o/ sound have the children respond, “No, Oliver Octopus would not like a ___ for his odd omelet,” and set the picture aside.
  • Have the children take turns stirring the omelet, making a large O shape as they stir.
  • Point out that all of the items in Oliver’s omelet begin with the letter O which makes the /o/ sound.
  • Let the children pretend to serve the omelet to Oliver and his friends Otter, Ox, and Ostrich.
  • Repeat the activity using word cards instead of picture cards.

Apply the skill (choose from the following)

Read target words in a text (see below):

  • Read the text Odd Omelet to the children.
  • Have the children find and underline the letter O throughout the text, saying the /o/ sound each time they underline the letter O.
  • Read the text again and have the children write the letter O in the air with their finger every time they hear a word with the /o/ sound.
  • Use the text to sing the Odd Omelet song to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb (optional)

Write the target letter (see below)

  • Have the children write the letter O on small pieces of paper to add to the odd omelet.

SEEL Target Texts

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Odd Omelet

Oliver the Octopus,
Octopus, Octopus.
Oliver the Octopus
Likes olive omelets.
Oliver the Octopus,
Octopus, Octopus.
Oliver the Octopus
Likes octagon omelets.
Oliver the Octopus,
Octopus, Octopus.
Oliver the Octopus
Likes on-off omelets.
Oliver the Octopus,
Octopus, Octopus.
Oliver the Octopus
Likes October omelets.

Printouts

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Objective
Associate the letter O with the short ŏ sound (e.g. the ŏ sound in odd, omelet, octagon).

Materials 

  • Pictures of words which begin with the letter O (see below).
  • Pan and spatula

Activity: Odd Omelet

  • Pretend that Oliver Octopus is making an omelet for his friends Otter, Ox, and Ostrich but he only wants things in the omelet that start with the ŏ sound like octopus.
  • Put pictures of words which begin with the letter O in a box and take them out one at a time.
  • If the picture begins with the ŏ sound put it in the omelet and if the picture does not begin with the ŏ sound discard it.
  • Take turns stirring the omelet, making an O shape while stirring.
  • Have your child write the letter O on small pieces of paper to add to the omelet. 
  • Emphasize that the letter O makes the ŏ sound.

Pictures-of-objects-starting-with-O

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

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