Target text
Dog, Frog, and Hog on a Log


Read and write words that end in -og.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • dog
  • frog
  • hog
  • log
  • jog
  • fog


  • Puppet graphics*
  • Popsicle sticks
  • 2 chairs
  • Dog, Frog, and Hog on a Log target text*
  • A Log in a Bog target text*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will have an adventure with Dog, Frog, and Hog as they read and write words that end in -og such as log, hog, jog, and bog.

Literacy Activities

  • Before the activity, attach the Dog, Frog, and Hog puppet graphics (see below) to the popsicle sticks.
  • Select three children to act out the parts of Dog, Frog, and Hog, pointing out that dogfrog, and hog all end it -og.
  • Give the three children the puppets and have each of them read the -og word on the puppet.
  • Tell the story Dog, Frog, and Hog on a Log (see below) and have the children act it out using chairs as a log.
  • Tell the story as many times as desired, choosing different children to act out the parts, and adding different -og words each time.

Read target words in a text

  • Display the Dog, Frog, and Hog on a Log target text (see below) large enough for the children to see.
  • Read the target text to the children.
  • Engage the children in reading the text (support as needed).
  • Read the text with the children again, fading support.
  • Have the children take turns underlining the words that end in -og.
  • Repeat with the  A Log in a Bog target text (see below).

Practice writing target words

  • With the children’s help, create a word wall of the -og words from the activity and add other words that end in -og to the list.
  • Have the children write an -og word on a small piece of paper, then read the word to you as they do one of the -og actions (jog, clog, jump over a log).
  • Repeat writing a word and doing an action until they have written three different words and done all three actions.

SEEL Target Texts

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Dog, Frog, and Hog on a Log

Dog, Frog, and Hog are best friends. 
One day, as they were walking, they saw a log.
Dog wanted to sit on the log. So Dog sat on the log.
Then Frog came along. Will Frog fit on the log? 
Frog sat on the log with Dog.
Finally, Hog came along. Will Hog fit on the log?
Hog sat on the log with Dog and Frog.
Look! It’s a dog-frog-hog log! 
Dog, Frog, and Hog broke the log!
Down went Dog.
Down went Frog. 
Down went Hog.
Too many animals on a log!

A Log in a Bog

This is a log.
The log is in a bog.
Who wants to sit on the log?
How about a dog?
Dog, jog to the log.
How about a frog?
Frog, jog to the log.
Can we fit a hog?
Hog, jog to the log.
Uh oh!
A dog, frog, and hog cannot fit on the log.
Dog, Frog, and Hog fell off the log into the bog.
Would you like to sit on the log in the bog?


SEEL At Home

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Read and write words that end in -og.


  • Finger puppets
  • Small strips of paper
  • Dog, Frog and Hog on a Log story

Activity: Dog, Frog, and Hog on a Log

  • Cut out and assemble the finger puppets (see below) with your child by attaching the finger puppet graphic to a strip of paper large enough to make a ring for your child.
  • Read the Dog, Frog, and Hog on a Log story (see below) together once, then read it aloud while acting it out with the finger puppets and a pencil or other object as the log.
  • Have your child identify and underline the words ending with -og in the story.
  • Help your child write a short continuation of the story of Dog, Frog, and Hog, using other -og words, such as bog, jog, and fog
  • Read your new addition to the story together.



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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/.)