This packet correlates with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys lesson 23-24 in which it focuses on the phonics practice and spelling words. It can be used in ANY classroom with ANY reading curriculum as supplemental materials to differentiate.
*Word cards with short and long /oo/ words with picture clues. Can use these to introduce the words and the vowel spellings.
*Cut and paste word sort page
*Word building page where the students use letter cards and a sorting map. The letter cards correspond with the pictures on the sorting map, so the students know if the sound goes is the beginning, middle or ending sound. The students are also encouraged to practice changing the sound of the vowel. Great way to differentiate a word building activity for your kiddos that may find it to be a little tricky! Also gave you a blank page of fish letter cards in case you want to use different consonants or consonant blends.
*Two types of recording sheets come with the word building page. In one, the students circle the correct /oo/ sound they used in each word they built. In the other, the students sort and write the words.
*TWO versions of an original decodable story created by us. The harder version is both black and white (coloring page-like) and in color. The easier version has the same main ideas but some minor details were taken out. Great for differentiating your guided reading groups, and still being able to use the same activities. These stories are formatted to be put directly into a copier and ran 1-2 sided, then long-arm stapled in the middle, and folded.
*A worksheet that correlates to both versions of the story. We called The Story Challenge and it has directions the students need to follow to interact with the story (i.e. On page 2, color the boat.) There is also a word sort where the students find the words in the story with long or short /oo/.
*Coloring page where there are fish in a fishbowl that have words on them, and the students color them in correspondence to the vowel sound in the word.
*Word Whammers! Frames that can have their centers cut out, and then be laminated and glued on tongue depressors or popsicle sticks. A student uses one of each frame to frame a word, and to help decided which vowel sound will be used when reading that word.