This is the 1st of 4 reference charts in a complete decoding program. Each chart features 16 highly productive chunks and patterns. I have used this approach very effectively to teach students how to decode by analogy. It always amazes me how quickly students remember the helping words and chunks because of the memorable photos and lesson activities! Within 3-4 weeks, most students move on to decoding multisyllabic words and even nonfiction stories with embedded chunks!
This product comes with a full-color chart featuring 16 high frequency chunks/rimes/phonograms. Each chunk corresponds with a 1st or 2nd grade level "helping word." The helping words are illustrated by photo that have clear meaning and also reflect diversity. The chunks are bolded wherever they appear. With this chart, you also get a take-home student version and 2 very engaging lessons from our complete program.
This product is invaluable for teaching phonemic awareness. I have been using these charts all students (mainstream, ELL, LD) for 8 years with great success. My students and I have come up with many fun, multi-sensory ways to help them remember the chunks, even cheering them with pompoms!
*This digital download includes:
- full-color 8.5"x11" student chart
- black and white version of student chart (for kids to take home)
- Lesson 2 on “Hearing Rimes or Chunks (phonemic segmentation) – excerpted from the complete Chunk Decoding and Spelling Program
- Lesson 4 on "Cheering the Chunks" which includes a built in assessment – excerpted from the complete Chunk Decoding and Spelling Program