The first product was created by Cassie from Adventures in Teaching. A special thank you goes out to Cassie from Adventures in Teaching for organizing this fun event!!
As an interventionist, I teach a lot of phonics and I love me some word families. I wait until about January to introduce word families in Kindergarten. I teach the kids that words are like families. They can LOOK the same and SOUND the same just like family members do. I am always looking for ways to reinforce my students word family knowledge. Cassie's Word Family Fun was a perfect fit!! My students were able to independently show what they knew about the OT word family and had fun in the process.
First the students used a paper clip and a pencil as a spinner to create real and nonsense words. They would take whatever letter the clip landed on and add it to OT so if for example if they landed on n they would write not.
After the kiddos complete their list then they have to go back and determine which words are real and which words are nonsense. The kids practiced tapping, blending, and reading!! I loved it. My at risk kiddos need as much practice as they can get.
When they got to the bottom of the page. They had to use those reading skills again to match the word to the correct picture. I will be honest. My kids needed a little help with this part. We are still working on the "reading directions" part.
One the back of the sheet the students got to add the beginning sound to OT.
At the bottom of the sheet the kids had to come up with their own OT words. This is not an easy skill for my at risk kinders but we are working on it.
Another bonus is the product has adorable graphics that the students can color if time is available.
The next product that I tried out was created by Allison Cummings from A First Grade Teacher.
With spring testing right around the corner this pack was just what I needed to reinforce my kiddos nonsense word fluency.
Here is a peek at the nonsense word cards included in the pack.
My kids had a ton of fun practicing with these cards. I would pass out all the cards to the kids and then set my timer for a minute. We would then go around the table and each student would read a card. When the timer goes off we count the number of cards the kids were able to read during the minute. This helps with fluency and the kids really like to see if they can increase their speed and read more cards than the day before.
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