Popcorn Pops a Lot

Popcorn Pops a Lot
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Objective

Children will read and write words with a short-o sound such as pot, pop, drop, hot, stop, and box.

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Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • slot
  • pot
  • drop
  • pop
  • box
  • not

Materials:

  • Books: Popcorn by Alex Moran, Popcorn by Frank Asch or any book about popcorn (optional)
  • Pot with paper ‘lid’ with a slot cut in the top (see photo below)
  • Popcorn seeds
  • ‘Popped’ popcorn in the pot (or little crumpled pieces of white paper to be pretend popped popcorn)
  • Foldable popcorn box*  
  • Let's Pop Pop-corn text*
  • Hop to a Pop-corn Shop text*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children they will be reading and using words with the short-o sound as they hop and make popcorn.

Literacy Activities
Read books about popcorn

  • Read book(s) aloud to children.
  • Ask questions to assess understanding
  • Help children find short-o words in the text and write them down.

Read the texts

  • Read the text Let’s Pop Pop-corn with the children. 
  • Read the text together again, fading support as appropriate. 
  • Please note that the “o” in the word “corn” does not have the short-o sound. Teach this word specifically, or read it yourself while reading the text with the children.
  • Repeat with the text Hop to a Pop-corn Shop.

Make and talk about popcorn

  • Let the children read and follow the instructions in Let’s Pop Pop-corn:
    • Drop popcorn seeds in the slot in the pot.
    • Pretend to pop pop-corn in a pot.
    • Have the children hop back ‘home’ with popped popcorn.
  • Repeat with Hop to a Pop-corn Shop
    • Let the children hop to a pretend “shop” with popcorn seeds in a box.
    • Allow children to pretend to pop popcorn.
    • Have children put tops on their boxes and hop back with a box of popcorn.

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Let’s Pop Pop-corn

Let’s pop pop-corn.
We can pop it in a pot.   
We’ve got a pot with a slot in the top.
We can drop pop-corn seeds in the slot in the pot.
 
Drop pop-corn seeds in the slot in the pot.
Drop a lot of pop-corn in the pot.
Put a top on the pop-corn pot.
 
Let the pot get hot.
Do not touch the pot.
The pot is hot!
Pop a lot of pop-corn in the pot.
See the popcorn pop and hop.
 
The popcorn pops a lot.
The pop-corn pops out of the pot!
 
Stop!  Stop, pop-corn!  
Do not pop lots and lots of pop-corn.
Do not hop out of the pot.
Put a top on the pot. 

Hop to a Pop-corn Shop

Let’s hop to a shop that pops pop-corn.
Drop pop-corn seeds in a box.
Put a top on the box. 
Do not let the pop-corn hop out.
 
Stop at the shop.
Drop the pop-corn in a slot in the pot.
Drop a lot of pop-corn in the pot.
 
When the pot gets hot, the pop-corn pops and hops.
See the pop-corn pop and hop.
Pop-corn hops out of the pot.
Stop!  Stop, pop-corn!
Do not hop out of the pot!
Drop the pop-corn in a box.
Put a top on the pop-corn box.
Hop out of the shop with a box of pop-corn.

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