Monday, November 28, 2016
Sneaky ch Digraph can make three different sounds: /ch/ as in the word cherries, /k/ as in the word chemist, and occasionally /sh/ as in the word chef. With these engaging activities, children will have fun learning and practicing the correct ch digraph sound made in various words!
Introduce and practice one sound at a time with Spin Wheels! Words that begin with ch and make /ch/.
Words that end with ch and make /ch/.
Words that begin with ch and make /k/.
Words that end in ch and make /k/.
To make each spin wheel, cut out both circles. Place the smaller circle in the center of the larger circle. Next, place a bracket in the center of both circles so that the larger circle can turn to make different ch words.
Guess My Category - Place one word card in the my category section and one word card in the not my category section. Continue sorting words into the two categories until students guess the category.
Use word cards from the first printable above. In partners have one student sort the words and the partner student guess the correct category: /ch/__, ___/ch/, /k/___ , ___/k/.
Using the Erasable and Reusable Game Board (earlier post) create a ch digraph game. Shuffle the word cards and place them face down. Each player draws a card and advances to the closest correct ch digraph sound. The first player to land on the /ch/__ next to finish wins. If players run out of cards, shuffle and use them again.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
This is fabulous - an erasable, reusable game board. The game board is an excellent way to reinforce skills and concepts taught. Another option is to have students label the spaces on the game board. In order for them to label the spaces, they need to have an understanding of the skill or concept being practiced. The board is easy to make. The steps and game examples are shown below.
Make a template to fit the size of poster board you select to use. Next, fill in the spaces with construction paper. Make the board colorful and fun!
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Research Activities - Learning About Owls. Activities include concept development, categorizing cumulating in a video demonstrating children's knowledge! Open ended writing printables are provided with and without sentence frames.
Second Sentence Frame
Third Sentence Frame
Open Ended Writing Template
Concept Development - Have children brainstorm and list what they have learned about owls!
Next, create a class chart. Organize the information into categories: are, have, can! Below are the templates for the chart: large picture of owls, leaves and printed labels.
Children will fill in their own chart.
Blank template for children
Labels that are put on the leaves
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Word problems involve both math and reading! Automaticity of math facts, understanding of mathematical concepts and reading ability are all needed skills to solve word problems. Multiplication and division are often difficult concepts for children. I have found success with the following resources shared in this post: math multiplication/division circles, graphing chart with pictures/manipulatives and inverse operation cards
Math Multiplication/Division Circles
Have Children Use the Multiplication / Division Circles to Complete the Equations.
More Practice with Solving Equations.
Use template to Create More Inverse Operation Circles
Example of Solving A Word Problem
Solving Word Problems Practice Page - Use with Graph Chart and Pictures Provided Below or Manipulatives.