This Responsive Reader is designed to help your students learn to associate ‘q’ with ‘u’. On each page there is a ‘q’ that needs to find a ‘u’ in order to do something particular (for example: announce the queen; measure a quart; begin his quest, etc.).
It is your students’ job to locate the hidden ‘u’ on each page—it is hidden in the drawing. They will then glue in the ‘u’ letter tile to complete the word.
On the final page, ‘q’ has found ‘u’ (thanks to YOU!) and is ready to celebrate. Your students will help them ‘quit’ by writing the ‘q’ with the ‘u’.
If you are looking for a way to teach QU to First Graders, or your students that need some extra practice with this blend, you may find QU Phonemic Blends
helpful. It is a compilation of interactive notebook activities plus hands-on phonemic word work using manipulatives. Check it out on our blog here.
You might also like My Alphabet Zoo and Animal ABC Order Responsive Readers
. They offer more hands-on work with initial sounds, capital letter formation and alphabet order.