Chunky Monkey Decoding Reading Strategy Word Families Digraphs

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Brenda Tejeda
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K - 2nd
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  1. UPDATED- PLEASE READ: This reading strategies bundle has been revised to include phonics-based decoding strategies, aligning more with science of reading -based teaching practices. Please read below for each character and the strategy it now represents. Stretchy Snake - sound out each letter, then b
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'Look for chunks and small words you know' is an effective decoding strategy! This resource uses the Beanie Baby Chunky Monkey to introduce and practice this strategy.

Everything you need to teach and reinforce this decoding strategy and help your kids become more confident readers is in here!

⭐️⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I love these Reading Strategy activities. I like that the kids can connect a strategy with a character. The resource provides plenty of activities for the students to practice applying the skill. I also love the premade lesson plans that accompany the strategy so that is less planning on my part!” -Marisa B.

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Lesson Plan, including Common Core Standards

✔ Chunky Monkey word finder- 3 different sizes

✔Individual Chunky Monkeys for student use

✔Interactive PowerPoint Presentation (see preview for sample slides)

✔ 12 small chunky monkey cards with words to be used with Powerpoint Presentation- students find the big word with the little word inside.

✔ Chunky Monkey strategy poster

✔ Chunky Monkey strategy sticks

Feed the Chunky Monkey game

✔ Chunky Monkey literacy center- students match chunky monkey cards with rebus word cards. Recording sheet can also be used for read and write activity.

✔ 72 Chunky Monkey practice skill cards

Spin-a-Chunk: 4 printables to practice skill

✔ Build-a-Word: Kids cut and paste the missing chunks to build the words

NEW DIGITAL ACTIVITIES: Eight new activities in Google Slides format!

My students loved this and now are always pointing out small words and phonics skills we've learned when they are reading or when I am reading a big book!

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Stretchy Snake Reading Strategy Pack

Syllable Sammy Reading Strategy Pack

Flippy Dolphin Reading Strategy

Eagle Eye Reading Strategy Pack

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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.


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