Jog on a Frog Hunt

Objective

Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -og to make words such as jog, log, and frog.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • bog
  • fog
  • jog
  • log
  • frog

Materials:

  • Frog and pond graphics 
  • Frog footprints 
  • Frog Hunt chant 
  • Letter strips 
  • Objects for acting out the chant (optional)

Overview
The children will follow frog prints while they add sounds to the -og ending to make words such as bog, fog, jog, log, and frog

Literacy Activities
Jog on the frog hunt

  • Place the frog footprints around the room with the frog picture at the end of the trail.
  • Read the Frog Hunt chant with the children.
  • Begin the frog hunt by following the trail and saying the Frog Hunt chant together. 
  • Act out the chant as you follow the trail, using different as you follow the trail. 
  • When you get to a frog footprint, say the sound of the letter(s) on the footprint and have the children finish the word by saying, "-og!" (e.g., teacher: "I see a l-" children: "-og!")
  • Have everyone blend the sounds and say the word together ("log!"). 
  • After the frog at the end of the trail is found, make a list of all the -og words discovered during the frog hunt on the board: fog, log, bog, jog, dog, hog, cog, frog. 

More Practice
Identify, blend and manipulate sounds

  • With the frog pond graphic and letter strips have the children make words by changing the initial consonant, blending the sounds together to read each new word:
    • Cut a slit in the lily pad along the dotted lines, then slide the letter strip into the slit until the first letter is showing.
    • Help the children blend initial consonant(s) with the -og ending to read the word (e.g., /l/ + /og/ = log).
    • Repeat the process with each of the letters on the strip by sliding the strip through the slit and covering up the extra letters.

SEEL Target Texts

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Frog Hunt Chant

We're going on a frog hunt.
We want to catch a fat frog.
 
We see a big log.
Let's jump over it.
We want to catch a frog.
We see thick fog.
Let's go through it.
We want to catch a frog.
 
We see a big, muddy bog.
Let's go through it.
We want to catch a frog.
 
Jog through the bog!
Jog through the fog! 
Jump over the log! 
There's a frog!

Printouts

Standards

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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.

 

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