This set of activities is for the story, Did You See Chip?, from the first grade Harcourt Trophies series. The different activities in this unit can be used in many different ways, including small group instruction, independent practice of specific skills, and for use as literacy centers. Each one includes a recording sheet for assessment purposes. This unit has the following:
Making Words~ Students use letter cards to build words focusing on the /ar/ spelling pattern.
Where is Chip? Making Inferences ~ Students read cards telling about a specific place where Chip could be found. After reading and matching the place, students record their answer and clue words that helped them infer. (Color and Black/White copies included)
Digging Up New Vocabulary~ Students read sentence cards and choose the correct vocabulary word for the sentence. Students record their words on a recording sheet.
A Bunch of Bones (Singular/Plural Sort) ~ Students sort bone word cards into singular and plural nouns. Students record their sort on a recording sheet.
A Snapshot of a Setting ~ This is a graphic organizer that can be used with any story. Students draw a picture of the setting of the story and write sentences describing it.
Chip's /ar/ Word Building ~ Students use a word mat with /ar/ and create words using letter cards. Students write down all the words they create using the letter cards on their recording sheet.
Chip's Writing Activity ~ Students complete a writing activity on one of the two writing topics ( student choice or teacher choice). Two different lined writing paper has been included for differentiation.
I hope you enjoy using these activities to teach the skills in the story!