Tuesday, July 19, 2016
My Awesome Alphabet Book by Thomas Nelson is a fun way to introduce letters and sounds. The book consists of letter shaped pages with illustrations and words beginning with each letter. The book is so much fun and loved by kids that I created mini books to extend this activity. As I read each mini book, the kiddos listen and look at the illustrations to determine what sound and letter is being described. Each mini book gives examples of things that begin with the letter and things that do not.
There is a front cover, six pages and a last page. The templates are below: The book is as follows:
The top is the front page and the bottom is the last page (7).
Pages 1 and 2
Pages 3 and 4
Pages 5 & 6
Additional Activity: Draw or paste things that begin with the letter b.
Completed Activity: butterfly, bee, broccoli, bread, bat, bird and barn
Friday, July 15, 2016
A compound word is a word that is composed of two words such as cupcake. It does not include words with prefixes such as unfair or words with suffixes such as helpful. As children read more complex text they will use their recognition of known shorter words to read and predict the meaning of unknown compound words. In the activities below children will identify the two words that make up each compound word. Activities promote word recognition, reading fluency, and comprehension of text.
Microsoft clip art was used for these activities. For the activity below, magnetic tape was placed on the back of each clip art. Next, compound words were printed. Magnetic tape was placed on the back of each word. The words were then cut separating each compound word into two words. Children were then asked to put the two correct words together to make each compound word.
Next, have children write the two words needed to make each compound word.
Children should refer to the word bank to monitor their work.
Additional activity - cloze activity:
Dictate words to children and have them write the words.
Cards for compound word match game:
Video with Lesson Demonstration