- Short O target text*
- Short O sorting blobs*
- Word Cards*
Items included below*
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children they will pretend to do short-o’s jobs, and read and write words such as got, jot, jog, dog, rock, and sock.
Read target text together
- Read the Short O text with the children (see below). Repeat, fading support.
- Have the children pantomime short-o words (e.g., stop, box, rock, hop, jog, mop, pop, flop, slot, nod).
- Write phrases with short-o words (e.g., drop a sock, spot a hot pot, toss a rock, lock a box, trot on a dot, jog with a dog, drop a top, flop on a sock, nod at a frog, mop up slop). Have the children read the action words and phrases and act them out.
Sort short-o words by ending
- Have the children read common short-o word endings (e.g., -ob, -ot).
- Add beginning sounds and let the children tell you what the words are.
- Using the short-o sorting blobs and word cards (see below), have children sort words by the vowel and final consonant.
Write short-o words
- Have the children write short-o words from dictation (bob, dog, fog, mom, hop, mop, got, hot, not, rock, sock, frog).
SEEL Target Texts
K Reading: Foundational Skills Standard 3b.
Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels
Short O Has Lots of Jobs