One of the goals of the Common Core Strands of Phonics and Word Recognition is to help students use sounds to read words. Working with consonant and vowel sounds, Nonsense Words, CVC words, and high frequency words helps students move into reading.
This packet includes lessons and worksheets to help your students decode real and nonsense words. Contents include:
Gumball Bingo: Reading Nonsense Words Butterfly Decoding: Decoding Words: CVC, Blends, Digraphs Fish Pond: Decoding CVC and CVCe Words Dino Discovery: Fluently Reading a set of Nonsense Words
When my children were young, during the summer months, I would always pick with my children a topic for the summer. One summer we chose Bees. We did everything bees. We studied about them, read about them, wrote about them, and constructed art and cooking projects about them. It was a great way to keep my kids engaged during the summer months. Ants would make a great summer topic!
While none of us appreciates ants in our homes, they can be a welcome sight in the classroom or home...under the right circumstances. Ant farms keep these small insects contained, yet visible.
Traditional sand ant farms or “space age” gel farms will captivate your students or children! Check them out at Amazon or Steve Spangler.com.
A great theme for anytime of the year, and especially for Summer School is Circus! We have a great thematic unit that covers all areas of the curriculum and is strategically linked to important learning standards. It is written specifically for kindergarten, but can be easily used in Pre-K and 1st.
I will be guest blogging next week at Hameray Publishing. Look for the link on June 15. I will be doing a Four-Part "How-to" of sorts on Shared Reading as it links to the Common Core Standards. As part of the upcoming post, I will be offering this free song poster. It is in jpeg formant, so simply click on it, drag it onto your desktop and print it in any size you want, including poster size. Enjoy!