This Spell it Write! Responsive Reader is designed to help your students learn how to spell a word that is often misspelled (were) in a hands-on way. They will uncover the "code" that makes this word unique. They will then be able to apply what they learn to other irregular spelling words. Thus, helping them become a better reader and speller.
The Responsive Reader begins by decoding the sounds in “were.” Your students will then MAP the irregular sound pictures (letters). Mapping the sounds (a method used by Read America which I have adapted from their bestseller Reading Reflex) is the key to improving your students’ reading and spelling proficiency.
Next, they will read engaging, rhyming text (If I WERE You, I'd be a...) missing the word “were.” There are pictures on each page that augment the text..making it just plain FUN! Your students will cut apart, unscramble and glue the letter tiles to correctly spell “were” in the space provided on the first three sheets. On the next three pages, they will try their hand at writing “were” as prompted by the word shape. They will PERSONALIZE their book as they celebrate how fun it is to be "me" and draw a picture of themselves with a BIG smile.
The final page is the icing-on-the-cake, where your students will unscramble and write a sentence using "were" correctly. When they are finished, not only will they have learned a new word and how to properly use it, they'll also have a personalized book for their collection.
This book is designed with First and Second Graders in mind. It associates familiar sound pictures (letter combinations) for each sound mapped.
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