Knowing what to teach in terms of word work at each level is tough to decide but with this product, crisis averted! This product contains three different types of word work targeted to students reading on a level B (Fountas & Pinell) or level 2 text.:
With picture sorts the kids will sort pictures by the medial short vowel.
Also, included are the procedures for completing a picture sort and a picture sort mat; one side has sorting for two letters and the other for three letters.
There are over 60 picture cards for medial short vowels. Both sets contain color and black and white pictures. I would keep the color set (after I laminated on cardstock) in a file box for quick access. The black and white set can be used for kids to have extra practice with an aide or at home with a parent.
Making Words-at this level kids will be making up to four words and changing the initial or final consonant or both. There are 10 lessons to choose from and each comes with a lesson format and letter tiles for up to six kids in a group.
Sound boxes or Elkonin boxes are available for you to dictate two phonemes, one being a short vowel. Students segment sounds by pushing markers (included) into a box; one per sound. They are encouraged to write the letter each sound makes in the box. There are a list of words to dictate included in this product.
This product contains enough lessons that your kids will be onto the next level before they are all completed. You can pick and choose. During a two day lesson on a guided reading book in addition to teaching a sight word, you will pick one of these activities to do on Day 1. Day 2 would be guided writing where you would dictate a simple sentence (5-7 words) that contain the targeted sight word. Your sentence should contain one word that the students must stretch out. You will encourage approximations on unknown words but sight words you have taught should be spelled correctly. Whenever possible, you will want to include previous taught sight words.
This is great for any grade because we all have a range of learners from second language to resource kids.
This has been adapted from Jan Richardson’s book, The Next Steps In Guided Reading.
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