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"!