Read and write words that end in -ot.
- Dot-to-dot robot picture*
- Robot picture*
- Robots Trot from Dot to Dot target text*
- That’s Not My Robot by Fiona Watt, Usborne Publishing Ltd (2005) (optional)
*Items included below.
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will make a dot-to-dot robot and will read and write words that end in -ot, such as spot, dot, robot, and trot.
Make a “dot-to-dot” robot
- Engage the children in reading That’s Not My Robot by Fiona Watt (optional).
- Give the children the dot-to-dot picture of a robot (see below) and have them connect the dots.
- Have the children say phrases like "make a dot-to-dot robot," or "dot to dot to dot."
Robots trot from dot to dot
- Put dots on the floor to form a pathway.
- Pretend the dots are hot.
- Let the children trot from dot to dot until they get to a spot.
- Read the text Robots Trot from Dot to Dot (see below) and have the children find words that end in -ot.
Play “Hot or Not Hot”
- Select a child to be the “finder” and send the child out of the room.
- Hide the robot.
- Bring the finder back to search for the robot. Have the children help by saying,
- “You’re getting hot!” when the finder gets closer to the robot, and
- “Not hot! Not hot!” when the finder gets farther away from the robot.
- When the finder finds the robot, have him or her say, “I got to the Robot’s spot!”
Write about a robot
- Pass a paper robot around and have the children say an -ot word.
- Write each -ot word on the board.
SEEL Target Texts
Robots Trot from Dot to Dot
A robot went from dot to dot to get to his spot.
But the dots got hot.
The robot had to trot from dot to dot.
The robot had to trot to get to his spot.
The robot got to his spot.
And his spot was not hot!
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/.)
Dot to Dot Robot