Dot to Dot

Dot to Dot
Target text


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

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • dot
  • pot
  • spot
  • robot


  • Dot-to-dot activity sheets 
  • Dot-to-Dot target text 

The children will each do a dot-to-dot as they add sounds to the -ot ending to make words such as dot, pot, spot, and robot.

Literacy Activities
Make a dot-to-dot

  • Demonstrate how to do a dot-to-dot.
  • Give the children a dot-to-dot activity sheet 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.

More Practice
Read target words in a text 

  • Read theDot-to-Dot target text together as a class. 
  • Read the text again fading support.
  • Have the children make a dot 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

  • 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.
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SEEL Target Texts


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?
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SEEL At Home



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


  • Dot-to-dot activity sheet 

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, and 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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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.