This unit concentrates on the vowel team "ai". I have included a large variety of words to practice this concept, as well as a huge variety of activities! It is nice to have choice so that you can optimize differentiation for your students. Many of the activities can also be used full group. (I often lie to do this, so that I can model how to do the activity.) It is full of literacy center ideas or activities to use during RTI or guided reading/small group.
In this unit you will find:
-2 different “Write the Room” activities with student response sheets
-clip cards (pic to word) and response sheet for a center activity
-7 different roll and cover games with coordinating dice and covers
-2 different “Scoot” games and response sheet
-Mixed up sentences containing ai words and response sheet
-Roll, Say, Keep game mats with 2 different word cards (one with just words and one with words and pic clue for differentiation/scaffolding) and a response sheet
- word work/word building cards and coordinating mats- children look at the picture, spell the word then check the card to see if they got the spelling correct(self checking). Then, they write the word, using a dry erase marker
-39 break apart/puzzle word to picture cards with response sheet
-2 different “I Have Who Has” games
-8 different ai words tic, tac, toe boards and covers
-“Find the missing paint splats!” Pocket Chart word to pic matching activity and student response sheet
-7 different Teeny Tiny Word Find pages-Students use magnifying glass to find the teeny tiny “ai” words hidden in the picture and a student response sheet
-Roll and read sheets and response sheet
-flash cards with “ai” words for pre-assessment, assessment, drill and practice, word walls, etc
-“The Umbrella Game”- umbrellas with “ai” that you put on a “wand” (straw or popsicle stick) and the children use to supply the “ai” to the words as they read. This is a great warm up for guided reading. I have also included directions for using it as a 3rd “Write the Room” activity or center. I have also included a student response sheet.
-Round Robin (Kagan Structure) “Rain, Rain Round Robin!” reading ai words group game (And instructions on how to use/do this structure with your class with this game incase you are unfamiliar with it! Game is great for small groups to use at the same time and you can do a quick check for mastery! Or use in a center or small guided reading group. I have included 2 types of cards (with and without pic prompts) for differentiation/scaffolding.
-Word Family Word Sort Pocket chart activity with response sheet for use in small group/centers.
I have also included 27 different worksheets/printables that include: word building, word to pic matching, writing words with “ai”, read and draw, spin to win, flip books, mixed up sentences and writing prompts with “ai” words.
So many fun ways to teach and practice the “ai” spelling pattern! Your kids will be learning and having fun! Win-win!