Build a Word Dog with Letter Strips is a fun activity which allows students to practice blending letters and building words. Students move the eyes of this dog to make words for CVC and CVCC and CCVC spelling patterns. I find it to be a wonderful activity for any age group who needs assistance reading or writing these patterns for the short o sound. (There is a possibility that a few words could be made which do not follow the normal spelling patterns; I usually explain these are exceptions to the general rule.)
I have used this activity with ESOL , ESE, and general education students in varying grade levels. All the students seemed to really enjoy it and benefit from it. I have also used this in small groups, whole groups (together and then individually), and for one-on-one work.
May you enjoy!