- 35 minutes
- Standards: RF.K.2.e
Pop! Pop! Pop! Blending is fun when it includes balloons! In this lesson filled with balloons, students will learn how to substitute letters to create new words that are in the -op word family.
Students will be able to replace letters at the beginning of one-syllable words to create new words that are a part of the -op word family. Students will be able to blend individual sounds to produce words that are in the -op word family.
Introduction (5 minutes)
- Sing the alphabet to practice letters, or play a game to identify letters around the room.
- After singing the song, tell the students that they will be learning how to create different words that are in the -op word family.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)
- Using the -op word family sliders, demonstrate the process of substituting the first consonant to make different words that are part of the same word family.
- Model the process of blending the words by saying each individual sound and then the entire word.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (5 minutes)
- Display balloons that are part of the -op family on the board, mixed with words that are not part of the -op family.
- Invite students to come up to the board, blend the sounds, and “pop” the balloons that are not part of the -op word family.
Independent Working Time (10 minutes)
- Give your students the Word Family Puzzle worksheet.
- Have the students use the worksheet to put the words together, and make sure they spell and say the words.
- Enrichment: Have students create a word family book in which they use the -op words from the lesson and write sentences with the new words to create a book.
- Support: For students who struggle with blending the sounds together, model blending two sounds at a time and extending the sound, before adding the third sound. For students who struggle with individual sounds, focus on individual letters and their sounds.
- Instead of creating a book using traditional materials, students can create either a book or a visual utilizing media such as Google Draw, Paint, or other software.
- Have students look around the room for words in the -op family and take a picture of that word. Then, have the students create a digital drawing that includes that word.
Related Books and/or Media
Assessment (5 minutes)
- Using the word family puzzle, rotate around the room, and ask students to read the words that they created.
- Note any words that students have difficulty with or need extra assistance blending.
Review and Closing (5 minutes)
- Displaying various -op words on the board, have students snap or clap individual sounds of the words before saying the full word and making a “pop” motion with their hands.