We all know good instruction in reading includes word work. However, knowing what to teach can often be difficult. Problem solved! This product contains three different types of word work for students reading on a level A or level 1 text and targets the skills they need as they encounter words in books. This product includes:
With picture sorts the kids will sort pictures by the initial consonant sound Dd (desk, duck) and Hh (house, hot).
The picture sorts also contain pictures with long vowel sounds (medial). 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 200 picture cards for initial consonants and 60 picture cards for the medial vowel sort. 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 consonant. The words will rhyme and will help with phonemic awareness. 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 long vowel. Students segment sounds by pushing markers (included) into a box; one per sound. Then they are encouraged to write the letter each sound makes in the box.
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 (3-5 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 perfect for all grades as we could have a range of learners from second language learners or resource kids.
This plan was adapted from Jan RIchardson's book Next Steps in Guided Reading.
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