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.)
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.
LESSONS (Past Tense / Vowel Combinations):
Lesson 1: steamed, cleaned, reared, cheered, smeared, screamed, peeled, dreamed
Lesson 2: peeked, leaked, sneaked, heaped, beeped, leaped, freaked, squeaked
Lesson 3: bleated, feasted, pleated, weeded, seated, heated, cheated, greeted
Lesson 4: swooped, bloomed, looped, cooled, zoomed, scooped, drooped, spooked
Lesson 5: trailed, failed, sailed, mailed, wailed, nailed, jailed, hailed
Lesson 6: sprained, drained, chained, rained, stained, trained, paired, repaired
Lesson 7: fainted, painted, waited, braided, played, swayed, sprayed, prayed
Lesson 8: boasted, toasted, roasted, coasted, boated, floated, loaded, boarded
Lesson 9: foamed, loaned, coached, soaked, roared, soared, croaked, loafed
Lesson 10: pouted, shouted, counted, pounded, crouched, slouched, scouted, sounded
Lesson 11: vowed, crowned, bowed, plowed, howled, growled, meowed, frowned
Lesson 12: mauled, hauled, crawled, bawled, haunted, taunted, sawed, clawed
Lesson 13: toiled, coiled, boiled. oiled, soiled, pointed, joined, oinked
*All pictures, fonts and graphics used with permission from the original copyright holders.*