This product offers practice on several reading skills.
practice focusing on hearing ending sounds
using initial sounds as a reading strategy
sentence order- using capitalization and punctuation
This product focuses on 15 short vowel word families and can be used in two ways.
The first way focuses on matching word family pictures to the word family rime. Students place the 'Mama' ladybugs in the left side on different rows of a pocket chart. They then line up the correct word family/rhyming 'baby' ladybugs next to the correct 'mama'. Since there are 15 different 'Mama' ladybugs, you may choose to focus on a particular vowel, a particular ending sound, etc.
The second way focuses on sentence order. Place the 'Mama' word family in the center of a row on the pocket chart. Then place the correct word family/rhyming 'baby' ladybugs under the 'mama' ladybug. Students arrange the words in correct sentence order to match the picture on the correct 'baby' ladybug. Sentence word cards are easily separated by the color of the borders and the word family indicated in each corner..