Dot to Dot


Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ot to make words such as dot, pot, and spot.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • dot
  • pot
  • spot
  • robot


  • Dot-to-dot activity sheets (see below)
  • Dot-to-Dot target text (see below) 

State and model the objective 
Tell the children that today they will each do a dot-to-dot while they add sounds to the -ot ending to make words such as dot, pot, spot, and robot.

Practice the skill within an activity

Make a dot-to-dot

  • Demonstrate how to do a dot-to-dot:
    • Start drawing at dot one. Move your pencil from dot two to dot two, from dot two to dot three, etc.
    • When you get to the last number, connect it with dot one to complete the picture.
  • Give the children a dot-to-dot activity sheet (see below) and have them guess whether they will make a pot, a robot, or a dog named spot.
  • Let the children complete the dot-to-dot.

Apply the skill (choose from the following) 

Read target words in a text (see below)

  • Read the target text Dot-to-Dot together as a class/group. 
  • Read the text again fading support.
  • Have the children underline the words that end in -ot.
  • Circle the beginning sound, middle sound, and ending sound of the -ot words.
  • Say each sound separately then blend the sounds together to say the word.

Write about the activity using target words

  • Give each child a paper and pencil and have the children write words from dictation: pot, dot, spot, robot, rot, lot, hot, not, got.
  • Emphasize the process of blending the beginning sound(s) with the -ot ending to spell each word.

SEEL Target Texts

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See all the dots? Lots of dots! 
Got a pencil? 
Go from dot to dot.
Spot dot 1. 
Go from dot 1 to dot 2. 
Go from dot 2 to dot 3. 
Go from dot 3 to dot 4. 
What did the dots make? 
Did you make a dot-to-dot pot?
Did you make a dot-to-dot robot?
Did you make a dot-to-dot dog named Spot?
What did your dot-to-dot dots make?


SEEL At Home

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Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ot to make words such as dot, pot, and spot.


  • Dot-to-dot activity sheet (see below)

Activity: Dot to Dot

  • Help your child complete a dot-to-dot activity sheet.  
  • Have your child think of words that end with -ot by blending different sounds with the -ot ending. Have him or her write the words next to the dot-to-dot picture.
  • Read the words on the picture together. Ask your child what sounds they hear in each -ot word (e.g. pot = p-o-t).dot-to-dot-activity-sheet


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