Young readers are training their eyes to identify the many phonics rules as they read. As we read, we are constantly on the look out for word chunks that will help us decode new words we encounter in the books we love.
To help my students locate these "word chunks" we have a color coded system that we call "gumballs".
This free resource will help you set up this color-coded system with your young readers.
My students use this system all day. They color code their sight words, the articles, poems and word problems we read. They even love to "gumball up" their own writing! It is a wonderful sight to see how they thrive using this visual and kinesthetic approach to phonics. And their work looks beautiful. To learn more about our Gumball Collections click HERE
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