CVC Independent Work: Short a Word Families, Pre & Primer Sentence Building

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Scaffolded and engaging worksheets will help keep your learners productive while you are leading other small groups. These can be printed in black and white and used as a packet of worksheets or printed in color, laminated and used as a work-work station. See Preview for color and black-and-white illustrations.
Six words for each short a family: _at, _an, _am, _ap, _ad, _ag. Includes classroom posters.
Primer words: at, eat, like(s), on, ran, she, want.
Pre-primer words: a, and, away, big, can, help, I, in, is, look(s), me, my, not, one, see, the, three, to, two, we, you.

Easy No-Prep Independent Worksheets or Literacy Center - see preview.
A. Each of the six word families has 6 words with a corresponding illustration. Children write each word three times. Correct letter formations are supported with decreasing cues. p. 1,3,5,7,9,11.
B. Children listen for and write the beginning sound for each of the 6 CVC words. All six families are on p. 2,4,6,8,10,12.
C. Given picture cues they unscramble words from one word family along with pre-primer and primer words to construct and write a sentence. Steps BC are repeated for each of the six word families. p 2,4,6,8,10,12.
D. All the short a CVC words are scrambled and children listen for and write the last sound (36 words).
E. Given picture cues children unscramble words from all six word families along with pre-primer and primer words to construct and write a sentence. Steps DE are repeated for mixed word families. p. 13-18
F. p. 13-18

* Double up your teacher time: by giving children independent work.
* Double up your students’ time: by giving them handwriting reinforcement with phonics, reading and writing practice. If your children have not yet received explicit handwriting instruction you may be interested in CAPITALS FIRST! and Lowercase at Last!

Print Path letter font is a single stroke vertical manuscript that is compatible with either Zaner-Bloser or Handwriting Without Tears HWT style font. Print path is compatible with HWT materials but allows your children to learn and practice formations on the three-lined paper they are most likely to encounter.
Go-dots, arrows, and gray boxes are research-based best practices to help your learners use correct letter formations toward the goal of forming life-long automatic and legible handwriting.
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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