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This Easter-themed unit integrates the first grade long e (Easter) and short e (egg) Dolch sight words with the phonic skill of blending onsets and rimes (word families).
The pack includes sheets of sight words and word families for a word wall, blank templates to be used however you wish, a 'Spin and Write' activity, coloring sheets (Easter egg posters, bookmarks, Easter card), 'Roll & Color' game, a foldable Easter Book, and a Sight Word Bingo Game.
Knowledge Base -
Reading / Phonics Concepts:
sight words, short e, long e, consonants, digraphs, blends, silent letters, syllables, onsets/rimes (word families), rhyming awareness (Words that share the same rime will also rhyme, but the spelling will be constant and not differ as rhyming words do.)
The words in this unit have one-syllable construction ranging from these base forms – CVC (red), CVCC (went), VVC (eat), CV (me), CVV (see) – to double and triple consonant onsets.
The rimes used in this unit vary from basic, as in ‘et’, to more complex, as in ‘ease’. Simple spelling rules such as ‘when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking’ can be incorporated. Use technical language so the students understand terms such as syllable, short/long vowel, consonant, initial blend, onset and rime, etc. Ensure the students know all the single letter sounds prior to introducing word families.
If students can read ‘men’, they can use this knowledge to decode and read ‘hen’ and ‘ten’ because they use the same rime.
This is the U.S. version ... there is also a British English version listed.
*Updated April, 2017