turn the knob and do the job
Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ob to make words such as rob, mob, sob, and blob.
- Game wheel graphic
- Picture cards
- Word cards
The children will turn a knob to make words with the -ob ending, such as knob, cob, and blob.
Turn the knob to do the job
- Make a game wheel out of two cardstock circles.
- Print the game wheel graphic on a sheet of cardstock and trace the wheel on another sheet of cardstock to create another circle of the same size.
- Cut out the circles and picture cards.
- Divide the blank circle into six sections and glue one of the following picture cards on each section: a mob, Bob, a robber (rob), corn on the cob, blob, and a person crying (sob).
- Beside each picture, write the letter(s) of the picture’s beginning sound(s).
- Attach the circles to each other with a brad through their centers so that the top circle can turn and display one picture at a time.
- Play “Turn the knob to do the job.”
- Set the timer for 30 seconds.
- Have the children take turns “turning the knob” by rotating the top circle of the game wheel to “do the job” of making new words.
- Help the child turning the knob read the words created as the beginning letter(s) combines with the -ob ending.
- Have the other children chant, “Turn the knob!” each time the child turns the knob.
- When the timer goes off, have the children make a list of all the words formed during the activity.
- Repeat the activity as desired to give all the children a chance to turn the knob and do the job.
- Have the children practice spelling the -ob words on the classroom whiteboard.
- Instruct them to write the initial consonants of each word in one color and the -ob ending in another color.
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.
Turn the Knob and Do the Job