Focus on three beginning sounds from the text.
8 PAGE TEXT
Eight page text with tracking dots in level one.
A running record scaffold to track student progress.
A focus sentence for resequencing - ‘An ant’.
SIGHT WORD FLASHCARD/LETTER TILES
Two flashcards supplied for sight word games such as ‘Memory’, ‘Go fish’ ..
Have students say the words ‘a’, ‘an’ and ‘ant’. As they say the word, put a disc or counter in each box for each sound. Cut out the letter tiles and make the words.
Students cut up the puzzle, mix and resequence , discussing any ‘Key Features’ (Special rules they need to remember when writing these words) as they go.
Read the focus sentence aloud. Remind students of any ‘Key Features’. Fold ‘Key Features’ away. Students trace the given words and write the words that are missing. ‘A bee. An ant’.
SIGHT WORD FIND IT
Students dab or color the trail of focus sight words to reach the cloud.
A reader response or comprehension task to evaluate and build on comprehension of the text.
Practise handwriting skills using a focus sentence from the text.