- 45 minutes
- Standards: RF.K.2.E
Your students will learn about words in the -op family as they help two naughty cats solve a problem. This reading lesson is perfect for little kids with big imaginations.
Students will be able to read and write words that belong in the -op word family.
Introduction (5 minutes)
- Gather your students where they can see the interactive whiteboard.
- Load and watch the “Down By the Bay” song.
- Ask your students to think of some words that rhyme in the song.
- Remind your students that words with the same endings make a word family.
- Ask your students to help you think of some words that rhyme with pop.
- Tell your students that you will tell a story with words in the -op family.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)
- Tell your students to form a circle.
- Introduce your students to Kit and Kat (the two stuffed cats).
- Tell Kit and Kat to be good while you go to the store.
- Make the two cats hop and bop around.
- Tell your students to say “hop hop hop” and “bop bop bop” as you make the cats frolic.
- Make the cats get into a pretend karate fight.
- Tell your students to say “chop chop chop” as the cats roughhouse.
- Make the cats knock over the pretend flower pot.
- Make the cats stare at the mess and cry.
- Ask your children what the cats should do about the mess.
- Make the cats clean the mess with the mop (feather duster).
- Tell your students to say “mop mop mop” as the cats clean.
- Display the rhyming story on the interactive whiteboard.
- Read the story as you track the words with a pointer.
- Invite your students to locate and circle the -op words on the whiteboard.
- Invite your students to read the story with you.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)
- Hand out highlighters and the rhyming story sheets.
- Tell your students to highlight the words that belong in the -op family.
- Tell your students to put their finger on the -op words as you call them out: pop, shop, hop, bop, chop, drop, stop, slop, cop, and mop.
- Repeat this as you call out the words in a different order.
- Tell the student to your right to read the first two lines of the story.
- Continue this as you go around the circle until every student has had a turn to read.
Independent Working Time (10 minutes)
- Show your students the -Op Family Word Search.
- Tell your students to find and highlight the -op words.
- Tell your students to choose six of the words and write them on the lines provided.
- Ask your students to raise their hand if they have questions about the assignment.
- Dismiss your students to complete the worksheet.
- Enrichment: Advanced students may write silly sentences using words in the -op family.
- Support: Give simple clues and encouragement during Guided Practice and Independent Working Time.
Related Books and/or Media
- VIDEO: Down By the Bay
Assessment (5 minutes)
- During Guided Practice, look for students who are following directions and participating. Students should be able to find the words as you call them out.
- During Independent Working Time, look for students who are following directions and focusing on their own work.
- Your students should be able to find most of the words in the word search.
- Your students should be able to write at least six words on the lines provided.
- Your students should be able to read the six words to you.
Review and Closing (5 minutes)
- Invite your students to read their words to each other.
- Ask your students to use some -op words in sentences.
- Do a call and respond: Spell hop... H-O-P! Spell bop... B-O-P! Spell chop...C-H-O-P! Spell mop...M-O-P!