Friday, December 29, 2017

Learning Sound/Letter Patterns Made Easy and Fun!

Learning Sound/Letter Patterns Made Easy - So many rules to learn - make them fun and make them memorable so that kids can apply decoding rules/skills in print!  Post includes teaching materials and strategies for vowel pairs, CVC silent e and beginning and ending consonant digraph patterns.  Activities can be adapted for use as learning centers, small group instruction or whole class instruction.  For learning centers and small group instruction,  print the individual puzzle pieces and puzzle boards on tag board. Laminate and use as a center. For whole class instruction print out puzzle pieces and puzzle board on paper for each student.  Have them cut out the puzzle pieces and paste them on the puzzle board to identify each of the sound/letter patterns. Examples, resource charts, answer sheets, templates, and phonics quiz video are below.
Vowel Digraph Puzzles
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CVC silent-e Puzzles
 
Consonant Digraphs - Ending and Beginning
Long Vowel Digraph Chart For Student Reference
 
Answer Sheet for Vowel Digraph Puzzles
 
Vowel Digraph Puzzle Board
 CVC-Silent e (Long Vowel Pattern) Chart for Student Reference
 
Answer Sheet for CVC-silent e Patterns
CVC silent e Puzzle Board
Consonant Digraph Chart for Student Reference
Consonant Digraph Answer Sheet
 
 
Use as a Model Template to Introduce Activity
Puzzle Pieces for the Introduction Lesson
 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Penguins - Shared research, writing and technology project

Penguin Shared Resource Video Project
   
After researching facts about penguins, students write facts about penguins.  Writing template can be found at the end of post.
Templates were used to make the video
The templates were pasted on a  powerpoint slide.  Next, the powerpoint slide was pasted on paintbrush in word.  The words were written in paintbrush.  Next, the slide was named and saved in pictures..  
 
The Emperor and Blue Fairy Penguins were drawn in paintbrush
Writing Template 

Video
 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Long Vowel Digraphs: ai, ea and oa

Long Vowel Digraphs consist of two vowels that make one sound. In  a word that has a vowel digraph, the first vowel usually makes a long sound, and the second vowel is silent.
Long a digraph ai
Long e digraph ea
Long o digraph oa
Class chart sorting pictures and words according to their vowel digraph
Sound and letter boxes.  Students push up a magnet for each sound heard.  Next, they write the
letter(s) that represent each sound heard
Sound and letter review for each vowel digraph
Vowel digraph pictures to use for sorting activities below

Fun Video for Kids to Practice and Review Vowel Digraphs
 
 
 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Grateful Project grew out of a building a word activity - gratefulness

Our Grateful Project grew out of building a word activity!
We listed the words that made up the word gratefulness.  We colored all vowels green and all consonants red.  We discussed the number of syllables in each word.   Next, we talked about the meaning of each word.  This lead to the journal writing and the featured block art activity - I am grateful for..........  We painted small wooden blocks red and green and when dried we wrote on each block with a permanent marking pen and/or paint.  Next, we glued the blocks together!
 
Prior to the block art, I  wrote the beginning frame sentence - I am grateful for.  Next, students brainstormed a list of people and things they were grateful for and wrote about gratefulness in their journals.
Word Building Activity (built together on large paper)
Prior to journal writing, we listed the words that made up the word gratefulness.  We colored all vowels green and all consonants red.  We discussed the number of syllables in each word.   Next, we talked about the meaning of each word.  This lead to the journal writing and the featured block art activity - I am grateful for.......... 
Individual student papers (Free printable below)
Small Example for students who may need one at their seats
 
Blank template students fill out referencing the large class example.
The shape pattern for each letter to use to make the  large chart.  Students can color in the shapes or the shapes can easily be printed on red and green paper! 
 
 
 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Integration of reading, math, video and fun!

Integration of reading, math, video and fun! 
 
                        Print two sided pages                                            Cut along dotted line and divide the
                                                                                                          pages between pages 7 &8

  Place page 8-13 behind page 7


                  Staple and place fun chalkboard tape over staples.  Students can then write their names on the tape.
Pages of the book




 
Video
 
Integration of reading, math and fun!