Ordered Pairs may not be a skill required in the lower grades, but it's FUN! Students enjoy the challenge of reading the words (decoding) and matching them with the pictures (vocabulary) and then finding the coordinates (math: ordered pairs) ... AND they learn past tense verbs!
It's just one more way to make decoding and phonics lessons a little more interesting. My kindergarten classes enjoyed this activity as much as my 4th and 5th grade AIS/RTI groups. (Note: CVC & initial blend lessons are on the way.)
-short vowel sounds
-initial consonant blends
-ending consonant blends
-past tense verbs.
Lessons are designed to systematically teach the different sounds of the regular past tense verb endings:
-ed sounds like "d" (drilled, jogged)
-ed sounds like "ed" (blended, planted)
-ed sounds like "t" (jumped, clapped)
1) Students match the words with the pictures and write the ordered pairs.
2) Students select three words from the grid (past tense), draw a picture of each, then use the words in context using the sentence-writing template provided.
3) Peer tutors check for appropriate use of past tense verbs.
File includes 2 sets (Color & B/W): Print and laminate color set for use during centers. Print B&W worksheets for whole class instruction, homework, and/or small group instruction.
Note: Some of the vocabulary in this set is pretty challenging (mended, stubbed, sobbed, dimmed, wilted, trotted, chatted, slumped, sulked). I'm currently working on past tense task cards which should help teach the vocabulary words prior to using these worksheets. Click "follow" above to receive an automatic notification once the resource is uploaded.
Phonics Grid LEVEL 2B
Phonics Grid LEVEL 4B
Initial and Ending Consonant Blends
Alphabet & CVC Phonics Resources
*All pictures, fonts and graphics used with permission from the original copyright holders.*