Thursday, July 30, 2015

Word Family Caterpillar

I am SUPER excited about our new Word Family Caterpillar!  This bright and colorful caterpillar will be a HUGE part of our word work this coming school year!



Each caterpillar piece will work with a single word family. There are 115 word families in all!  WOW...that's a lot of word family word work!  Best of all, there are 9 different word work activities to help with spelling patterns and fluency!

Use the Caterpillar as a growing Word Wall!
Each time you teach a word family, add the caterpillar piece and watch it grow!













Activity #1- Caterpillar Bookmark:
Begin the lesson by creating a caterpillar bookmark. The bookmark can be used to read and recognize word family patterns.  Students can read the words again and again.


Activity #2- Spin and Write Word Family Words:
Use the words on the caterpillar piece to write the words on the spinner. Then write the words on the bottom line. Use a paperclip spinner and pencil to spin a word! Record the word in the correct column. Continue spinning and playing until you have a 1st and 2nd place winner. Super FUN and super EFFECTIVE!


Activity #3- My (Word) Family Caterpillar:
Write six words from the Word Family Caterpillar onto the little caterpillar. Use the words on the caterpillar to write 3-5 sentences.


Activity #4- My Word Family Caterpillar (Read it, Stamp it, Write it)
Read the words on the Word Family Caterpillar.
Stamp them on the top lines.
Write the words on the bottom lines.




Activity #5- Rainbow Write
Write the letters of each word in rainbow colors.


Activity #6- Roll and Write a Word Family Word
Write the words from the word family caterpillar above the dice. Roll a die and write the word in the column. Continue playing until you have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner!
  

Activity #7 Word Family Writing (Write with a Pencil, Pen and Marker)
Use the words from the word family caterpillar to write your words with a pencil, pen and marker.

Activity #8 Type Your Words
Write the words from your Word Family Caterpillar on the line. Type your words on the keyboard and color the letters that you used.


Activity #9 Triangle Words
Write your words from the caterpillar piece on the triangle by adding one letter at a time.


This MASSIVE packet words with 115 word families!
Included in this packet:
*The activity sheets listed above to work with any of the word families
*7 Different Colored Caterpillar Heads to build a Word Family Caterpillar
Word families in the packet:
-at word family
-ad word family
-pa word family
-ag word family
-an word family
-amp word family
-and word family
-ant word family
-ack word family
-ash word family
-it word family
-in word family
-id word family
-ip word family
-ig word family
-int word family
-ist word family
-ink word family
-ing word family
-ick word family
-ish word family
-ot word family
-op word family
-ox word family
-og word family
-ob word family
-od word family
-ond word family
-ong word family
-ock word family
-oth word family
-oss word family
-ost word family
-et word family
-en word family
-ed word family
-eg word family
-ess word family
-ell word family
-end word family
-elt word family
-ent word family
-est word family
-eck word family
-ench word family
-ug word family
-um word family
-un word family
-ut word family
-ump word family
-ust word family
-unk word family
-ung word family
-uck word family
-ake word family
-ale word family
-ame word family
-ate word family
-ape word family
-ay word family (2x)
-ain word family
-ail word family
-ank word family
-ang word family
-eigh word family
-ope word family
-oke word family
-ove word family
-one word family
-ose word family
-ole word family
-ow word family (2x)
-oat word family
-oad word family
-old word family
-o word family
-oach word family
-ide word family
-ice word family
-ine word family
-ight word family
-ite word family
-y word family
-eat word family
-each word family
-eal word family
-eep word family
-ean word family
-ee word family
-ew word family
-ue word family
-ute word family
-ool word family
-ar word family
-ark word family
-irt word family
-ore word family
-orn word family
-urt word family
-out word family
-ouch word family
-ound word family
-ouse word family
-ow word family
-own word family
-aw word family
-awl word family
-awn word family
-all word family
-aught word family
-ought word family

This packet is perfect for working with word families, spelling patterns and fluency!
This packet is available HERE


Happy Teaching!



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Teaching Word Work and Reading Comprehension through Nursery Rhymes!

Teaching Word Work and Reading Comprehension through Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes play such an important role in a child's language development. The repetition of rhymes help teach children patterns in language and how words work. I am SUPER excited to take some common nursery rhymes to a WHOLE NEW level! I will be using six familiar nursery rhymes to help my 1st grader work with words, comprehension, sight word recognition and fluency.





This Nursery Rhyme Bundle includes the following nursery rhymes:
*Humpty Dumpty
*Jack and Jill
*Mary Had a Little Lamb
*Little Bo Peep
*The Itsy Bitsy Spider
*Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

The pictures below will show pages included in the Jack and Jill packet.
The activities in the bundle are similar so that students can focus on building fluency, comprehension and working with different word families.
Jack and Jill personal poster 
This is a great way to familiarize kids with the nursery rhyme and let them read it a few times. 

Fill in the Missing Words:
Cut and paste the missing words into the correct boxes.
Jack and Jill traceable page
The traceable page is great for working with words, proper letter formation and spelling patterns.
Jack and Jill foldable mini-book
This 4 page foldable mini-book is also traceable.  
Trace the words in the nursery rhyme.
 Jack and Jill: Box up the Words
Students can use their personal posters or tracable mini-books to fill in the Box up the Words page. 
The boxes are perfect for allowing kids to see spacing in letters and word to word correspondence. 
 Roll and Dab a Word Family!
Roll a die and dab a word in that word family. 
For example, if you roll a 1 or a 2, dab an -ill word.
If you roll a 3 or 4, dab an -ell word.
If you roll a 5 or 6, dab an -ack family word. 
The packet primarily work with word families in the nursery rhyme.
 Spin a Sight Word
Use a paperclip and a pencil to spin a sight word from the nursery rhyme.
Spin and record the word.  See which word makes it to 1st-5th place. 
Race to the top!  Fun and effective!!

Here is our paperclip spinner up close!
I colored them to make it a bit more fun.
 Spin a Word I
Make a paperclip spinner and spin both spinners to make a word. 
If the word is a real word, color the happy space.
If the word is not a real word, color the sad face.
This is such a FUN, hands-on way to work with words, both real and silly.
 Spin a Word II
Spin the ending to make a word. This is also a great way to sound out words and make new words. 
Again, students will color the happy or sad face for real or silly words.
 Read and Glue Real or Silly Words
Cut and paste the words to the correct buckets. 
The words in this packet work with word families from the Jack and Jill packet.



 Seek and Find Rhyming Words
Seek and find the word that rhyme. 
Record them in the correct columns.

  Color by Word Family
Use the color code to color the picture. Kids LOVE to color and this is a great way to work on identifying word families and patterns in words.


 Reading Comprehension: True or False
Did they read carefully and did they understand what they read?
This simple page will aid in students comprehension as they read the sentences to answer the comprehension questions. If the statement was false, we color the part of the sentence that makes it false. 
For example:
Jack and Jen went up the hill. (false)
This task makes sure that students are reading carefully.

 Read and Sequence: Jack and Jill
Cut and paste the pictures in the correct sequence. 
 Reading Comprehension Check
Students are required to read the simple nursery rhyme and answer the question in two ways:
1. Write a simple response. This method is far more effective than the fill in the bubble method. 
2. Look back in the text to color code the answer.  This activity is extremely helpful because it allows kids to look back in the text for the answers. 
 Color by the code:
Use the color code to color the picture. 
This page will work with either word families or sight words.
 Roll and Read for Fluency!
This fun, fast paced page will help work with fluency!
Roll a die and read the words in that word column.  After you read the words in the column, check off a box. Continue playing until all rows have 3 checked off boxes.  The game goes by fast and the fluency increases quickly!

Jack and Jill: Word Search
Find the words from the nursery rhyme in the word search.
Each packet also has a color version to hang up in the classroom:

We also have the nursery rhyme printed on sentence strips for our pocket chart...

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