Stretch and Write | GOOGLE™ READY WITH GOOGLE SLIDES™ | Distance Learning

Tara West
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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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What is Stretch and Write?

Hi there and thanks so much for viewing my packet, Stretch and Write! It never fails that as a teacher we catch ourselves daily saying something like, "Stretch it out." or "Well, what sounds do you hear?" We want our students to be independent in stretching out words but we know that this does not come easy to them and something that needs practiced a lot! In this packet the students will have an opportunity to work on stretching out words in an assisted and repetitive motion!

The students will state the picture name, stretch the three sounds they hear, write the three sounds they hear and then put those sounds back together as they restate the word!


How is Stretch and Write Differentiated?

Assisted Write: Students will state the picture name, stretch the sounds, write the sounds (using the assisted sound given) and then restate the word that was stretched. This version is best used for students that are yet to be comfortable with hearing ALL of the sounds in a word. The “given sound” can vary between the beginning, medial and ending.

Stretch and Write: Students will complete the sheet as stated above. However, this time the students will not have the assisted sound given to them. By having the word at the end of the task, students are able to restate the word without error. This helps those struggling with auditory processing. Those students will often stretch each sound but then state the wrong word, cat, /c/, /a/, /t/, “cap”.

Independent Write: For this version the students will not have the given sound boxes and will write the words independently. This is especially important if you are wanting the students to write ALL sounds, even those sounds that are not “heard” like in the words apple or cake.

How can I use this packet in MY classroom?

These sheets can be used in multiple ways but here are a few ideas! Do you have an independent writing center or writing folders? These sheets would be great for that area! How about a word work center or word work baskets? You can laminate the sheets for repeated use, place on a metal ring or leave them loose leaf!

You can also use these sheets at your guided reading table or intervention group! Place them into a binder inside sheet protectors and you have "go to" center or RTI activity!

I would love to see this packet in ACTION!

Of course! Check out THIS video!

What is included in this packet?

- 75 stretch and write sheets (offered in 3 differentiated levels)

Skills covered: CVC words, word families, alphabet, double ending, CVCe, digraphs, blends, vowel teams, and diphthongs.

Word Families Included: an, ap, ad, ag, am, at, ed, en, et, in, ip, op, ot, un, ug, all, amp, and, eck, ell, ick, ill, ock and uck.

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