These lessons are modeled after Patricia Cunningham's "Making Words" framework in which students are supported by their teacher to make a variety of words using only the letters in the "secret word" for that lesson.
For each of the four Making Words lessons in this insect set, you'll find a suggested list of words to build with your students, plus the Student Letter Tiles, the Teacher Word Cards, and a Student Sorting Sheet.
The INSECT words chosen for this set of lessons will allow you teach and reinforce syllables, blends, sight words, long and short vowel sounds, homonyms, and more.
The "SECRET WORDS" for these lessons are:
These are great for whole-class or small-group instruction OR in literacy centers.
(Directions are included.)