Ostrich Pattern Words follow a VCCCV pattern. This means that in a multisyllabic word that fits the ostrich pattern, the word is divided after the first consonant, or before or after a digraph or blend. Examples of ostrich pattern words included in this packet are mon/ster, pump/kin, pil/grim, mat/tress, os/trich, mer/chant and many more!
Teaching your students this division pattern can aide them in decoding multisyllabic words. This packet has lesson plans for five days, two different games, and all the materials you need to teach the VCCCV pattern.
5 mini lessons and all the following activities, along with two games are included in this packet!
Day 1: Code and Cut
Day 2: Divide and Read
Day 3: Map and Swoop
Day 4: Read and Highlight
Day 5: Dictation- Syllables, Words, and Sentences
Onward Ostrich- Students determine whether or not words that fit the ostrich pattern are divided correctly
Concentration- Students turn over two syllable cards to determine if the syllables make a real word