Teacher’s Creatures Chunk Puppets are a set of 9 printable stick puppets that teach the sounds for the digraphs SH, TH, and CH, the R-controlled vowels AR and ER/IR/UR, the vowel chunks OW/OU, OY/OI, and OO (as in book) and the silent letters B,G,H,K, and W. Each puppet tells a simple, memorable story that teaches the chunk sound and corresponding body motion. A list of stories and motions is included with this set. Each puppet can be printed, cut, and laminated, then attached to a tongue depressor.. and you're ready to teach! Children feel a connection with Teacher's Creatures and easily recall their stories and motions (and therefore chunk sounds) when learning to read.
These stick puppets are a two dimensional version of my original finger puppets, which I make by hand with scissors, felt, glue, puff paint, and a sewing machine. Visit www.monacolane.com for more information.
I developed Teacher’s Creatures for my kindergarten class in 2004 and have used them to teach phonics, reading, spelling, and handwriting since then with great success. Year after year, my students fall in love with Teacher’s Creatures. Introduce your students to Teacher’s Creatures and take them on an unforgettable journey into the world of literacy.
Teacher's Creatures Chunk Puppets are designed for kindergarten and first grade. The three dimensional set at www.monacolane.com is available with letter bags or as a component of The Monaco Method for Early Literacy.
I also have a student set available (Teacher's Creatures Chunk Puppets- Student Set to Color and Take Home) which features a black and white outline version of each puppet for printing, coloring, and attaching to a popsicle stick for students to take home.
Teacher's Creatures Chunk Puppets are a component of The Monaco Method for Early Literacy. (See "The Monaco Method for Early Literacy- K/1 Reading, Writing & Spelling Program"). Visit www.monacolane.com for more information.
I also have songs available for each puppet via email. If you purchase this item and are interested in the songs, email me at email@example.com to let me know your TPT user name and which set/s of puppets you own. I will verify your purchase and email you the songs! (This offer only applies to the "teacher sets" with stories and motions, but not the black and white "student sets".)