blobs and globs

Objective

Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ob to make words such as sob, blob, and glob.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • blob
  • glob
  • job
  • cob
  • Rob
  • Bob
  • sob

Materials:

  • "Gak" goo or play dough
  • Wet wipes
  • Letter cards

Overview

The children will play with globs and blobs as they practice blending beginning sounds with -ob words to spell new words such as bob, glob, sob, cob, and job.

Literacy Activities

Make globs and blobs

  • Make "gak" goo for the class using the following recipe (one recipe is about enough for one person):
    • Mix 1 1/2 cups warm water, 2 cups white glue, and food coloring (color is optional).
    • In a separate bowl, mix 4 tsp Borax and 1 1/3 cup warm water.
    • Pour the first mixture into the second mixture, then (without stirring!) lift the mixture out of the bowl and knead it into shape.
    • Note: If you want to make half-batches, use half of the mixture and all of the second mixture.
    • Divide the class into groups and give each group a bowl of "Gak" goo (or play dough, if desired) to share.
    • Give the children time to play with their blobs and globs of goo.
    • Ask the children to make things with the blobs of goo that end in -ob, such as corn on the cob, a doorknob, or a boy named Rob (support as needed).
    • Have the children write a label for what they make with their blobs and blobs of goo.
    • Make a list of all the -ob objects the children made with their blobs and globs.

More Practice

Identify, blend, and manipulate sounds

  • With word-blending cards, have the children make new words by changing either of the consonant sounds:
    • Change the beginning sound: bobsob; jobrob; rob→cob
    • Change the ending sound: bobbop; job→jog; rob→rod

Write about the activity using target words and patterns

  • Give each child a paper and pencil and have them draw several blobs and globs on the page.
  • Have them draw and label things that end with -ob inside the blogs and globs.
  • Have the children write words as you say them: bob, blob, glob, rob, cob, mob, cob, job, lob.

Printouts

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Objective

Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ob to make words such as sob, blob, and glob.

Materials:

  • Blobs and Globs memory game

Activity: Blobs and Globs game

  • With your child, take turns turning over two cards to find matching cards (if the cards match, keep them).
  • The person with the most matches win!
  • Help your child read the words on the game cards and underline the -ob ending.
  • Have your child explain what is different about each -ob word (i.e., they all start with different sounds).
  • Have your child draw blobs and globs on the paper and write words ending with -ob inside them.
  • Send the blobs and globs page to school with your child to share with a teacher or a friend. 
  • Repeat the activity as desired. 

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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