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My Sidewalks, Level A: Units 1-5 BUNDLE!
Exploring and Reinforcing Word Work Skills in Continuous Text
This BUNDLE PRODUCT follows the systematic phonics instruction provided in “My Sidewalks LEVEL A,” a Scott Foresman, Tier III program for struggling readers. After working with this program for several years with some of my small groups, I found that my students were not internalizing the necessary word solving skills and needed to be brought back into the text to see the application of the skills and principles.
Word Work entails learning about words and how they work. Instruction guides students to understand predictable relationships and consistencies in our spelling system, while reinforcing knowledge of the alphabetic principle, spelling patterns, phonics, sight words, and print concepts. Using continuous text provides a layer of meaning to words and helps students recognize principles, patterns, and irregularities.
Follow-up activities for Word Work skills follow Days 1, 2, and 3 of the “My Sidewalks” systematic instruction. Students are asked to go back into the text to find words that follow the Word Work of the daily lesson. Short, yet engaging activities are included allowing students to talk to their “elbow partner” to clarify and share their new understandings. Pages are labeled with the selection title and weeks are color-coded using borders.
You may wish to staple the pages together to make a unit journal, weekly journal or daily activity sheet. You will be amazed at the formative assessment information gained during these activities. Each unit is also available in grayscale format.
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