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.
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
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
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!