Frog on a Log
Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -og to make words such as frog, log, jog, and dog.
- Game board (refer to picture below):
- Brown piece of construction paper with a “pond” made of blue construction paper glued on top
- Game pieces (refer to picture below):
- Logs (see cutouts below)
- Word analysis commands (see below) – glue or tape one to the back of each log
- Frogs (see cutouts below) – 1 for each child
State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will play a game with frogs and logs as they practice blending beginning sounds with the –og ending to make words (e.g., fog, dog, log).
Practice the skill within an activity
Hop like frogs from log to log
- Place the logs (with word analysis commands attached) on the pond and give a frog to each child (see materials below).
- Let the children take turns hopping their frogs onto a log of their choice, then have everybody do the action written on the back of that log.
- Play the game until everybody has had a turn choosing a log, then repeat as desired.
Apply the skill (choose from the following)
Blend, segment, and spell the target words
- Have children blend individual sounds into words by tapping their shoulder (beginning sound), their elbow (middle sound), and fingers (ending sound), then have them clap to say the whole word (e.g. /l/ tap shoulder, /o/ tap elbow, /g/ tap fingers, then clap when saying log).
- /d/ /o/ /g/ = dog
- /b/ /o/ /g/ = bog
- /l/ /o/ /g/ = log
Write the target words
- Give each child a whiteboard and have them write words from dictation, changing one or two letters each time to make a new word: log --> dog --> jog --> jug --> bug --> bog --> bag --> sag --> sat --> cat --> pat --> pot --> lot --> let --> net --> nut --> not --> hot.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.D: Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.C: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Frog on a Log