Pop the Popcorn

Pop the Popcorn
Download
Target text

Objective

  • Recognize and produce the /p/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /p/.

See Standards

Lesson Plan

See More

Target Words:

  • pop
  • popcorn
  • pot
  • person
  • please

Materials:

  • Popcorn kernels 
  • A pot 
  • Popcorn popper (e.g., air popper) 
  • Paper cup
  • Paper plates
  • Pop Popcorn target text 
  • Book: Popcorn by Frank Asch (optional) 

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will pop real or pretend popcorn while they listen for words that begin with the /p/ sound, such as pop, pan, pot, packet, and paper.

Literacy Activities
Prepare to pop the popcorn

  • Give each child a paper plate and put, plop, pour, or place popcorn kernels on the plate.
  • Ask the children to fold their paper plates and pour the popcorn kernels into a popcorn popper.

Pop popcorn in a popper

  • Push the power button on the popcorn popper and tell the children not to make a peep and listen for the popcorn to pop. 
  • When the popcorn pops, have the children say: “Pop!” 
  • Point out that the popped popcorn is piling up in the popper.
  • Pour the popped popcorn from the “popper” to the pot.
  • Have the children pass the pot of popcorn from place to place and person to person as they say, “Please pass the popcorn.”
  • Let each child pick up a few pieces of popcorn with a paper cup and place them on their plates.
  • Invite the children to pinch and poke a piece of their popped popcorn.

Read Popcorn while the children eat (optional) 

  • Read Popcorn, by Frank Asch, while the children eat their pieces of popcorn.

More Practice
Read an alliterative text to highlight words that begin /p/

  • Display the Pop Popcorn target text large enough for children to easily see.
  • Read the text to the children, pointing to each word in left to right sequence.
  • Read the text again and have the children point to each word in left to right sequence. 
  • Show the children a P or p and ask them to find other words that begin with the /p/ sound as in pop, emphasizing the /p/ sound as you say the words and the children repeat them.

Pretend to be popcorn that pops 

  • With the children think of some words that begin with the /p/ sound, such as pop, pass, pickle, paint, and pie.
  • Have the children crouch on the ground as they pretend to be popcorn kernels in a popper ready to be popped.
  • Tell the children the popcorn is getting ready to pop, and that they are to say a word that starts with /p/ and pop up when you point to them (support as needed).

SEEL Target Texts

See More

Pop Popcorn

Put the popcorn in the popper. 
Watch the popcorn pop.
Watch the popcorn pop into a pot.
Popcorn pops. Popcorn pops.
It pops, pops, pops.
It pops in a popper.
It pops out into a pot.
Popcorn pops and pops and pops.

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.


 

Standards

See More

http://education.byu.edu/seel/library/