a job for bob


Read and write words ending in -ob

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • Bob
  • job
  • gob
  • glob
  • knob


  • Gob of Glob game page
  • Glob (play dough, silly putty, or recipe below)
  • Word Cards
  • A Job for Bob song

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The children will take over a job for Bob, as they read and write words ending in -ob, such as job, glob, and knob.

Literacy Activities
A Job for Bob

  • Tell the children that you have a friend named Bob who has the best job; he turns a knob to make glob!
  • Show the children a blob of glob (recipe below) and explain that glob is gooey and fun and ends in -ob, then invite them to listen for more words that end in -ob in the activity.
  • Teach the children the A Job For Bob song. 
  • Have the children pretend they are Bob and making glob, making it slowly when you all sing slowly, or quickly when you all sing quickly. 
  • For variety, have the children do different actions as they pretend to make glob (e.g., turn the knob with one hand, both hands, both hands and feet, bob your head).

More Practice
Gob of Glob game

  • Give the children each a Gob of Glob game page.
  • Show the children an -ob word card and help them to read it.
  • Have the children find the same word on the game page and put a gob of glob over the word.

Read target words in a text

  • Display the A Job for Bob Song large enough for the children to see.
  • Read the target text to the children.
  • Engage the children in reading the text simultaneously with you (support as needed).
  • Read the text with the children again, fading support.
  • Have the children take turns underlining the words that end in -ob, then create a word wall of the -ob words.

SEEL Target Texts

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A Job for Bob Song

(An echo song, to the tune of Sippin’ Cider Through a Straw)
Teacher: My name is Bob.
Children: My name is Bob.
Teacher: I have a job
Children: I have a job            
Teacher: To turn a knob                        
Children: To turn a knob
Teacher: To make some glob.
Children: To make some glob.        
Together: My name is Bob; I have a job
                 To turn a knob to make some glob.


SEEL At Home

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Read and write words ending in -ob


  • Gob of Glob game page
  • Glob (silly putty, play dough, or recipe below)

Activity:  A Job For Bob

  • Using the Gob of Glob game page, help your child read each of the words and have him or her underline each -ob ending. 
  • Tell your child you will say an -ob word, and he or she needs to find that word on the game page and put a gob of glob over it.
  • Repeat until all of the -ob words on the game page have been covered with a gob of glob.
  • Have your child take off each gob of glob and read each -ob word underneath (support where needed).
  • With your child, think of more -ob words and help your child add them to the game page.
  • Have fun playing the game and reading the words again. 



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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.B: Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.D: Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.