Welcome to reading2success designed to support parents, child care providers and teachers in coaching children to reading success. Best practices for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school students will be discussed, reviewed and demonstrated.
A great way to meet the varied needs of your students: different sorters to provide all students with needed practice: (1) number of syllables,
(2) compound words, (3) short and long vowels, (4) digraphs and (5) ending sounds.
Needed for this activity are the printable sorter mats and stickers. Pictures are included at the end of this post if you do not have stickers. Three examples are shown below. More follow -
Student examples - 2 syllable words sorted according word type - compound word, not a compound word. Pictures include rainbow, eggplant, airplane, newspaper, football, carrot, zebra, paddle, rabbit, honey, zipper, apple, sandwich and monkey.
Words sorted according to where the /ch/ sound is heard- beginning or ending of a word. Pictures include: chicken, cheese, chips, chocolate milk, chicken soup, chocolate chip cookies, cherry seltzer, sandwich, watch and lunch.
Pictures are sorted according to the short vowel or long vowel sound (s) heard.
. Pictures include: pumpkin, bus, dress, egg, fox, fish, igloo, octopus, grapes, ice-cream, rainbow, x-ray, kite, yo-yo and tea.
Pictures are sorted accorded to their ending sound. Pictures include yarn, pumpkin, lemon, queen, crane, watermelon, net, donut, vest, bat, rabbit and carrot.
Although individual assessments for student report cards are necessary, they are often numerous and time consuming.As an educator I believe every minutecounts so I implemented activities that are engaging, can be completed independently and reinforce important learning skills. They are as follows:
Samantha the Snowwoman!
Sam the Snowman!
Lesson Day 2- Teaching compound words that consist of the word snow.
Have children fold along the segmented line. Once folded have children cut along the outer side of the snowman/woman. Then open and have students write the compound words inside - the first word (snow) of each compound word on the left side and the second word of each compound word on the right side..
Cut- 0ut Pattern
Compound word foam snowflake
How many words can we make with the letters in the word, snow.