Phonics “o” Song: I am a robot

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Target English: phonics “o” sound, on & off

Target grade: Kindergarten to Adults
This song is in the  Teacher’s Set
And in the new curriculum Level.

It’s not just phonics practice,  check out how creative Virginie’s amazing students have been for their end of year performance!

And even teachers bring out their creative side – who would have know these teachers would be so awesome!! 🙂 


I wrote this song to illustrate the phonics “o” sound for the Genki Phonics Course
But it also works as a great stand alone class for learning “on” and “off”

How to teach

1. Everyone sings “I am a robot” whilst dancing like a robot.
2. Teacher picks one student.
3. This student starts dancing like a robot on “on”.
4. On “off” he or she freezes!
5. Continue from step 1

Just check out the second guy on the video above!

And here are “on” and “off” A4 flashcards for VIP members


5 Responses to “Phonics “o” Song: I am a robot”

  1. michelle

    My second graders Literally love this song!!!
    If I happen to say “please close the door “…. they add ” and switch on /off the light (even if we don’t need the light on!)
    Well done Richard and thank you,

  2. Peter Black

    Thanks for this song the students (and teacher) really love it. It is a really fun song and its so good to see all the kids laughing and having fun dancing like robots, im also getting pretty good doing the robot dance too haha, thanks so much gengki english is really awesome

  3. Myounghwa Min

    I love your songs and your teaching ideas.
    You are really amazing~!!

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