This exciting writing activity combines the fun of a classic children’s game with the skills of spelling and writing CVC words! Your students will ask to play “I Spy” over and over again!
In this product you will receive the following:
-An “I Spy” slide containing 18 pictures of CVC words representing each of the 5 vowels; this slide will be placed on your Smart board or printed off for students to look at while working
-An “I Spy” journal for students to write about what they see on the “I Spy” slide
Preparation: To prepare the I Spy journals, simply print the cover page (“My I Spy Journal”) and the writing page on the following slide. Make as many copies of the writing page as you would like for your students to have inside of their journals. Make enough copies of this journal for each student in your class. Staple the journals on the left-hand side.
Implementation: Open up the “I Spy” slide and project it onto your Smart board for students to see. Explain to the class that they are going to play a game of “I Spy”. Eventually a student volunteer can be selected to give the class clues about one of the pictures on the slide. For the first time or two of conducting this writing game, I suggest that the teacher gives the clues as to provide modeling. Begin by giving students one clue about one of the pictures on the I Spy slide (for example, “I spy with my little eye something that is pink.”) Call on students to guess your object. Give students as many clues as they need in order to correctly name your object. You can have the student who guesses the object come up and circle it on the I Spy slide.
Next, demonstrate for students how to complete their journal page. Model for students how to illustrate the guessed object inside of the box at the top of their journal page. Next, as a class, practice segmenting the word and identifying the 3 phonemes in the word (for example: pig- /p/ /i/ /g/). Show students how to write the correct letters for each phoneme in the smaller boxes within the sentence “I spy a ___.” Lastly, model writing the completed sentence on the line at the bottom of the page (“I spy a pig”). Distribute student journals for independent practice!
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