Teach, reinforce and assess students' knowledge of the Short O sound with a Read the Room and an I have, Who Has activity.
To play I Have, Who Has:
Print and laminate cards. Have kids stand in a circle and give each child a card. There are 24 cards so if you have extras, kids can double up on a few. The student with the card that says, “I am first. I have FROG. Who has Mom?” starts off. The child with MOM goes next. The game continues until all cards have been read and the last person says, “Who HAD FROG?”
Note: I play this game after I feel the kids have a good grasp of this sound and know a few blends, Often I play it during morning meeting. They love it!
To Read and Write the Room:
I print, laminate, and hang the 12 cards around the room. (If there are more than 12 cards, I feel it makes the activity a bit too long.) I have small groups grab a clipboard and recording sheet and search for/write the short o words down and sort them words into om, -op, -ot, and -ock. When they finish recording (on included sheet), I have them read the words to a friend. For an extra challenge, have your higher students write more short o words/sentences on the back of the recording sheet.
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