Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lloyd the Droid

Unlike many of you LUCKY teachers out there, we still have a full two weeks of school left.  The weather has been scorching hot in Florida and my littles are definitely getting restless!  We are covering our last story in the reading series this week, and I knew I would need some tricks to keep them interested and engaged.  We are covering the oi/oy phonics pattern so .... May I introduce you to Lloyd the Droid!  The kids (especially the boys) were immediately captured the minute they heard the word "robot".

I started by reading the kids the story I wrote about Lloyd, a boy droid who has a very active imagination.  I had the kids listen for oi/oy words, share with their partners, and then we wrote them on the board and circled spelling patterns.  The next day I shared a big book/projectable version of Lloyd's story with colors and pictures.  The kids got their own interactive copies of the book to fill out and color.
Below are some additional centers and small group activities I created to go along with Lloyd's stories:

Secret Speller center and word sorts

Sound segmenting, Roll and Read silly sentences, and real/nonsense word building

The kids were so excited about "droids" that I decided to keep the robot fun going all week.  We read several fiction and nonfiction books about robots.  Our favorite was "Boy + Bot" by Ame Dyckman:

We've been learning how to retell and summarize, so after reading this story the kids created their own "Retelling Robots"!

All of these activities and MANY more are available in my 115 oi/oy resource pack "Meet Lloyd the Droid"!

10.days.left. !!!


  1. Your retelling robots turned out adorable! :)

  2. Aww thank you! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. You are so creative!! I love that you kept going with robots for your kids! I love finding things like that that they love and get really into. I'm your newest follower and LOVE your blog! I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog! Head on over to read more about it :)

    Jungle Learners

  4. Hiya, thank you for the lovely robot ideas. How did you make the 'secret speller'? x