Fun On the Way is meant to be just that - FUN!
It is my hope that the engaging activities in the units will help emerging readers reinforce skills that will help them become fluent, life long readers.
In Units 4, 5, and 6 there are many skills presented that are already being introduced in the classroom phonemic awareness program.
I use these activities following the Gradual Release of Responsibility research based best practice. I model the ideas many times and gradually release the responsibility for the work to the students. With differentiation in mind, this might happen at different times for different students. Many units have brand new ideas presented, so the gradual release may look different each day. This means that the activities can be done as direct instruction or as follow up independent work or work done at a Literacy Center.
A new idea for this unit is for students to being to unscramble words and create a sentence from the words. A fun jellyfish is holding word cards for the students to organize and construct a sentence with. Organizing and constructing are both higher level thinking skills for students to use!
Sightword Notebook Page
Word Detective Page
Jellyfish Sentence Scramblers (print front/back)
Sorting Nonsense Words
4 New Cats for: Which One Doesn't Belong and Why
Be sure to look for all the Fun On the Way Units!
I hope your enjoy using Fun On the Way with your students.
Thank you for supporting student growth and Herron's Happy Hoppers!