Find a Slot in the Parking Lot

Objective

Read and write words that end with -ot.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • lot
  • slot
  • dot
  • got
  • hot
  • not

Materials:

  • Number die—1 for each group
  • Paper car game pieces—1 for each child (see below) 
  • Paper dot game pieces (see below) 
  • Parking lot game board—1 for each group (see below) 
  • Blank game board (see below) 
  • Find a Slot in the Lot target text (see below) 

State and model the objective
Tell the children they will look for a parking slot in a parking lot and read and write words ending with -ot, such as lot, slot, dot, got, hot, and not

Practice the skill within an activity

Find a slot in the lot

  • Divide the children into groups and give each group a parking lot game board and a number die. 
  • Give each child in a group a paper car and have them color their car a different color from the others in the group. 
  • Tell the children to roll the die and explain that the number they roll is how many parking spots they can move.
  • Have the children move their car to a slot in the parking lot.
  • If a child lands on a slot with a word, they read the word, get a dot, and leave their car in that slot. 
  • If a child lands on a slot with a dot, the child leaves the car in that slot and does not get a dot. 
  • Explain to the children that whoever gets five dots first wins the game.
  • Repeat the game as desired.

Apply the skill

Identify, blend and manipulate sounds 

  • Let the children make different words (e.g. lot, dot, got) from letter cards (see below) by changing either of the consonants or the vowel. 
    • Change the beginning sound(s): lot → dot; got hot; not slot
    • Change the vowel: lot → lit; hot hat; not net
    • Change the ending sound(s): dot dog; hot → hop; not now

Read target words in a text

  • Have the children underline the words that end in -ot in the target text A Spot in the Lot (see below). 
  • Read the text to the children. 
  • Engage the children in reading the text with you and then in reading it together again but with faded support. 

Write about this activity using target words and phrases 

  • Play “pass the parking lot” with the children: 
    • Create a word wall with words that end in -ot
    • Have the children sit in small groups and take turns writing words that end in -ot in the slots on the game board. 
    • Allow the children to write sentences about a car in a lot that use -ot words, such as spot, got, not and hot (e.g., “The car in the lot got hot.”).

SEEL Target Texts

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Find a Slot in a Parking Lot

A parking lot has lots of slots. 
Some slots in a parking lot have dots. 
And some slots in a parking lot have spots. 
But some slots do not have spots or dots. 
Try to get a slot that does not have a spot or a dot. 
 
Did you get a slot? 
Did you get a slot with a dot or a spot? 
Did you get a slot that did not have a spot or a dot? 
Slip your car into a slot in a parking lot. 

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Objective
Read and write words that end with -ot.

Materials

  • One number die
  • Parking lot game board (see below) 
  • Dot and car game pieces (color if desired - see below) 

Activity: Find a Spot in the Parking Lot

  • Give your child a car game piece (see below) to color and use for the game.
  • Tell your child to roll the die to determine how many slots he or she can advance his or her car.
  • Have your child read the word on the parking slot. 
    • If your child lands on a slot with a word, they read the word, get a dot, and leave their car in that slot. 
    • If you child lands on a slot with a dot, have him or her leave their car in that slot but not get a dot. 
  • Keep playing until one person has 5 dots.
  • Help your child make a sign informing drivers which spots they can park on in the parking lot.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.car-dot-pieces
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Standards

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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/.)

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