Do you have students who struggle to apply the phonics skills you are teaching to multisyllabic words they are reading, writing, and spelling? Then this product is for YOUR STUDENTS!!!!
I created Mega Words to increase my 1st grade students' confidence and accuracy when reading, writing, and spelling multisyllabic words. A few years ago, I started including multisyllabic instructional strategies and opportunities for practice into my 1st grade classroom every day. All students are exposed to multisyllabic words that coordinate with our weekly phonics skill during large group CORE instruction. Then, depending on the needs of my students, I may reteach or extend the multisyllabic skills in small groups and/or my RTI reading intervention group. These activities also lend themselves to partner and independent practice during Daily 5 or literacy centers, and could also be sent home for additional practice as well.
After several years of including these multisyllabic strategies and activities in my classroom on a DAILY basis, my students have made huge gains in their fluency and accuracy while reading, as well as their application of the phonics skills to their writing and spelling. My students' DIBELS scores for Oral Reading Fluency and Nonsense Word Fluency have improved tremendously as they are more accurate and efficient readers, as well as being able to find and read the chunks in words - which in many cases are those nonsense words.
While I use these materials with my 1st grade students (which is usually their first encounter with multisyllabic instruction), they would also be very beneficial for use with 2nd grade and 3rd grade students as well!!
In this download you will receive:
Daily Multisyllabic Mega Words with AI/AY - 3 new words to introduce each day (15 each week)
Flashcards - AI/AY Mega Words (copy onto cardstock and laminate)
Sentence Cards - a sentence for each AI/AY Mega Word for practice reading fluently in context (copy onto cardstock and laminate)
Fluency Passage - all AI/AY Mega Words included for practice reading fluently in context
Word Sort - use with flashcards, sentence cards, and/or fluency passage
Fill-in-the-Blank - using AI/AY Mega Words
ABC Order - using AI/AY Mega Words
Ideas and Suggestions for Activities using AI/AY Mega Words
Mega Words are designed to be used in large group, small group, Daily 5, partner and independent practice, and RTI reading interventions. This product is Common Core aligned.
I welcome any and all questions! Thank you for your interest!! :-)