"Correlational studies have identified phonemic awareness and letter knowledge as the two best school entry predictors of how well children will learn to read during their first two years in school."
National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read
When you meet with your reading group, have your students write the word family that you are focusing on the top line. Students will:
Write words in the word family.
Circle the word family.
To differentiate for your higher readers, encourage them to use blends, digraphs, or write multi syllable words.
Get the wiggles out with movement with stomp & clap. Students clap and make the sound of each consonant and stomp for the vowels.
You can use the mats with your Guided Reading group or add it to a word work center. Laminate it or put it in a dry erase pocket. I found the dry erase pocket at the Target Dollar Spot.
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•Write sentences using words from the ladder assignment. Underline the words.
•Read “Hey, Little Ant” to your class. Have your students write about what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story on the “an” pencil. Highlight all of the words with “an”.
•Brainstorm topics that include the word family on the pencil. Example: Word family –an: pan, Dan, ant, fan
•Write a story about the topic.
•Write 3 sentences describing the topic.
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