Introduce your students to the ank, ink, ight, ice, and ay word families. Use these word families to teach over 70 words through a fun, upbeat song. Download a clip to preview the song. Use the song to teach reading these word families or for teaching the phonemic awareness skills of rhyming and substitution of the first sound of a word. Make word family word walls to go with the onset/rimes in the song. Teach your students to look for the chunk as a reading strategy
This song goes with Kathy Griffin's .mov media file "It's Great to Be Reading" which can be purchased separately on her TPT store. Use it on your Smart Board or interactive whiteboard, digital projector, or student computers. She also has a book set that includes independent reading or a listening center book, a take home reader or small book for guided reading, and a song sheet file.
The song "It's Great to Be Reading" is from "Growing Dendrites with Kathy Griffin" (c) Copyright 2011. Music performed, recorded, and produced by Lane A. Lollar and Maury Tindle at Studio Two Recording, Tulsa, OK. studiotworecording.com
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