Your children will be super excited to become “Secret Agent A” as they use their super sleuth skills to do the word work that is included in this unit! (I know mine were!) “Cracking Codes”, “Super Secret Short A Words”, Teeny Tiny Short A word finds are just some of the things found in this 300+ page, completely differentiated unit!
Here is the list of the activities included:
-2 sets of “Write the Room” cards (one easy set and one “Challenge” set) with response sheet, plus a fun “Secret
Agent Kit” (optional to use during “Write the Room”)
-“Write and Wipe” “Crack the Code” cards and response sheet
-Short A word cards (center activity) and response sheet
-Mixed-up short A word cards for center work and student response sheet
-Mixed up Sentences (using sight words and some of the short a words) and student response sheet
-“Secret Agent A” pocket chart word sort with a response sheet, so it can either be a full group/small group activity or a center
-word to picture matching (2 sets one easy and one “Challenge”) and a student response sheet
-word building cards (including letters to make the words and challenge words included) and a response sheet
-Teeny Tiny Short A Word Finds (“I Spy” short a words, for children to use a hand lens/magnifying glass to spot, read, spell and write the words they find) and response sheet. I have included 3 varieties of cards: short a words (easy), short a words (challenge), mixed short vowel words (with a separate answer sheet that the children have to sort the words when they write them down)
-“Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down” cards and answer sheet- listening
for short a in words
-AND (drum roll!!!) 2 different sets of “Break the Code Super Secret Short A Words” activities! (One has them listening for beginning sounds, the other has them using the “hand signs/handmade alphabet” to break the code!) Directions for assembly are included, with an option for assembly that is less “cool”, but also cuts out much of the assembly time, in case you are rushed for time!
-40+ worksheets to work on the skills in this unit. Use as Morning work, extra centers, homework or for early finishers!
It is completely common core aligned and covers these standards:
SL.K.1 I can participate conversations with my friends.
SL.K.4 I can describe things and events.
SL.K.5 I can add drawings to add details.
SL.K6 I can be understood when I speak in class.
LK.1 I can print my letters.
W.K1 I can write my opinion about something.
W.K2 I can write about something I know.
RF.K.1 I can recognize and name all of my upper and lowercase letters.
RF.K.2c I can blend onset and rimes to make a word.
RF.K 3 I can decode a CVC word.
RF.K3.1 I can spell words the way they sound.
RF.1.c I can isolate and produce the beginning, middle and ending sound of a one syllable word
My kids BEGGED to use these activities over and over! (Especially, the “Super Secret Short A” word cards! They loved it!) It was so awesome to watch them busy and learning! Your children will be loving these activities, too!