Working with -op Words:
The children will hop to shops and pop popcorn
Target Words: pop, shop, stop, hop, top, drop
pop, shop, stop, hop, top, drop
- Popcorn kernels
- Hot air popcorn popper
- Popcorn box graphics
- Shop signs
- Letter cards
- Popcorn Word worksheet
- Hop to a Popcorn Shop target text
- iPad - Hideout: Early Reading app -op Popcorn activity
Hop to a Popcorn Shop
- Give the children popcorn kernels in a cup that they cover with a top (their hand).
- Have the children hop from shop to shop, looking for a place to pop their popcorn.
- When they reach the Popcorn Shop, have the children drop their kernels into a popcorn popper and hop as they hear the kernels pop.
- Fill the children’s cups with popcorn until they say, “Stop!” then have them put the top back on and hop back to eat their popcorn.
Read the Hop to a Popcorn Shop target text
- Read the Hop to the Popcorn Shop target text to and with the children.
- Let the children take turns underlining the -op words in the text.
- Have the children hop when they hear an -op word.
Make Popcorn Words
- Have the children make -op words using the letter cards and then write the words on the Popcorn Word page.
Practice -op on the Hideout: Early Reading app
- Have children use the Hideout: Early Reading app on an iPad to pop virtual popcorn and read and build -op words.
SEEL At Home
Read and write words that end with -op.
- A cup
- Popcorn kernels (or microwave popcorn)
- Popcorn popper (or microwave)
- Word building cards
- Popcorn Words sheet
Activity: Hop and pop popcorn
- Put a few kernels of popcorn in a cup and hop with your child to a pretend popcorn shop (the kitchen) to pretend to pop popcorn.
- Drop kernels in a pot and make them hop (or pop popcorn for real).
- Hop and say pop with your child as the kernels pop and hop.
- Help your child make -op words with the word building cards and write them on the Popcorn Words sheet.
- Hop and pop like popcorn as you take turns saying -op words, such as hop, pop, drop, and stop.
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/.)
Kindergarten Decode Hop to a Popcorn Shop