These fluency and comprehension passages are interactive, fun, and perfect for targeting specific skills. While using each brochure, students get the opportunity to learn a new phonics pattern and practice that skill in the context of reading for comprehension. Each tri-fold/brochure also incorporates a fun word work work activity.
I used the form of a brochure because my students hate worksheets! It might seem silly, but turning a flat piece of paper into a brochure adds a lot of excitement to little ones.
Step 1 – Introduce the phonics skill/word family. I always show a PowerPoint or a poster with the phonics pattern and a list of words. We write the pattern in the air and we ALWAYS sing a song about the pattern. (Stay tuned… I’ll upload my powerpoint slides for FREE in the near future.)
Step 2 – Read a list of words with the phonics pattern. Pictures are included to build confidence!
Step 3 – Read the passage. (I use these passages in guided reading groups, so I have my students whisper read. I help them decode as needed.)
Step 4 – Read the passage a second time and underline all of the words with the phonics pattern. Students must write the words they underlined for extra phonics practice.
Step 5 – Read the passage a third time and answer the comprehension questions.
Step 6 – Students learn they can use words they know to read and write new words. They will use a spinner (paperclip and pencil) to build and write words with the phonics pattern.
Step 7 - Students retell the beginning, middle, and end of the story with words or illustrations.
These activities and passages are the perfect way to engage students and promote confidence and a love for reading.
This product is a sample… You can find a complete list of vowel teams in my TpT store!
Vowel Teams: Interactive Fluency and Comprehension Passages and Brochures
-ai says /ā/ (long a) as in faith
-ay says /ā/ (long a) as in play
-oa says /ō/ (long o) as in boat
-oe says /ō/ (long o) as in aloe
-ee says /ē/ (long e) as in week
-oi says /oi/ as in boil
-oy says /oi/ as in boy
-oo says /oo/ as in food
-oo says /oo/ as in foot
-ow says /ou/ as in cow
-ow says /ō/ (long o) as in bow
-ie says /ē/ (long e) as in thief
-ie says /ī/ (long i) as in pie
-ou says /ou/ as in house
-ou says /oo/ as in soup
-ou says /ŭ/ (short u) as in trouble
-au says /ô/ as in auto
-aw says /ô/ as in saw
-ea says /ē/ (long e) as in beach
-ea says /ĕ/ (short e) as in bread
-ey says /ē/ (long e) as in monkey
-igh says /ī/ (long i) as in light
-eigh says /ā/ (long a) as in eight
-ue says /oo/ and /yoo/ as in glue and cue
-ew says /oo/ and /yoo/ as in grew and pew
-ui says /oo/ as in fruit
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