Friday, October 7, 2011

Ready2Read Level 2 Unit 1

I am SO excited to finally be able to post the first unit for Ready2Read Level 2!  This has truly been a labor of love and I couldn't be happier with the final product!  It took me longer than I had hoped because I really wanted to create the best products I could for Level 2.  Some of the products are similar to Level 1 and there are a lot of new printables for Level 2.

If you are new to the Ready2Read Program, you can see the information page for Level 1 {HERE}.  Level 1 prepares children for Level 2.

You can also check out the information page for Level 2 {HERE}.



Level 2 Theme: Word Family Fair
Unit 1 Sight Words: who, will, he, do, like
Unit 1 Word Families: -ack and -ash

Download Unit 1 below...



If you wish to purchase the entire bundle at once, you can save 20%
Just send me an email at themoffattgirls@gmail.com
41 pages to download in Unit 1

We started off the unit with our Color-by-Number sight words, which will be laminated and put into our pocket chart...

We LOVE singing, so we continue to sing our sight words to the tune of BINGO, which really makes them stick.  I like using the magnets on the back of the words so we can use them with our cookie sheet or anything else that is magnetic.  Audrey really enjoys moving them around and putting them in the right spots.  Hands-on...love it!
The sight word circles are back by popular demand, BUT this time they will be used to make a bundle of balloons for our fair theme.

The bunch of balloons may look small now, but watch it grow each week as we add more and more sight words.  I just used some yarn that I had on hand to make the string, but I also think some curly ribbon would look cute.

Another HUGE hit from Level 1 was decorating our sight words.  You can use just about ANYTHING that will make it FUN!

  Squeezing those glue bottles really helps build up hand muscles for fine motor skills such as writing!
I usually keep our sight words up for a couple of weeks before they go into the "round file".  However, if I see some little 2 year old picking off the cake decorations and trying to eat them...they hit the trash a little sooner!! ;)

Word Family Coloring Page

Color by Sight Word Coloring page...

Read it, Trace it, Paste it pages can be colored in, painted it, used with markers our just cut out.  Whatever Audrey feels like doing that day is fine with me:)  It's a creative outlet for her...

  


NEW: Break the Sight Word Code Sentences, not just words.  I put them in a sleeve protector and let Audrey use a dry erase marker.  I put them in a binder so she can do them later as a review.

NEW: These Mini-mini Books are extra small and fun to read.  
Just cut out, staple on the lefthand side and read.


Word sorts are always always a favorite because they have FUN clipart:) 
-ash and -ack word families...


NEW: Play Dough Word Families Mats and Recording Sheets!

Start by making the word family...

After making a new word add it to the Play Dough Recording Sheets...


We use these to work with blends and digraphs too...

NEW: Our new word family slides will also work with blends and digraphs...
-ash family words

-ack family words

NEW: Roll A Word Family!  HUGE-HUGE hit!  In the download I described 3 ways to use this game board.  I was AMAZED at how much her fluency improved each time we played the game(s).  She LOVES this game and asked to play again:)

NEW: Sight Word Graphing- LOVE this one!
This is part of our Ready2Read Program, which is incorporated into each unit or they can be purchased individually on our
Teachers Notebook Shop!

NEW: Tic-Tac-ash family AND Tic-Tac-ack family game boards...
F-U-N!  I think she really likes playing this game because she usually wins;)
Tic-Tac-Ack
She was the blue erase marker and I was black 
 She beat me AGAIN:)

NEW: The Blends and Digraphs Worksheet really helped to reinforce the concept...



NEW: Here is our new Blends and Digraphs poster.  These are the blends/digraphs that will appear the most in Level 2...


New: These Sentence Strips will review sight words from Level 1  and the new word family words from Level 2.  They can be used in a couple of different ways:
1. Read the sentences for review and to build confidence.  
2. Print a second sheet and cut up the words.  Match the cut up words to the sentence strip.  This is great for one-to-one correspondence. 


3) Put the cut-up words in a pile, upside down.  As you turn them over, find them on the new sheet and mark them off with a bingo dot marker.  Audrey was so focused and LOVED this game.  


Here is our title for Ready2Read Level 2 (not included in the download).  I purchased these cute letters at Lakeshore because Audrey really liked them:)  



New: Lemonade Blends and Digraphs Words
Each week new blend/digraph words will be added below Lemonade cups! 
I must admit, I LOVE the lemonade blends, which match with our Word Family Fair Theme!!  These are the 20 blends/digraphs that will appear most often with the word families for Level 2.   




This week we added two Word Family Ferris Wheels to the Word Family Fair Board:
Ready2Read Level 2 Unit 1 Overview

Lesson Plans for Unit 1
NOTE:  These lesson plans are for 5-days BUT the units can easily be stretched into 10 days since there is so much in each unit.  They are included in the download.

You can download Level 2 Unit 1 {HERE}



24 comments:

Jenny said...

Love it! Will you offer them as one bundle or will we always have to purchase them separately?

Annie Moffatt said...

Hi Jenny,
Thank you Jenny! I will bundle them by 2's, 5's and all 10 units as soon as I finish the units. I post the units as I finish them so right now only unit 1 is available:) I am hoping to have unit 2 out next Friday! Obviously, the bundles will be cheaper:)

cassie-o said...

Yeah for bundle. I look forward to it as I'm still making my way to level 1 with my daughter.

Thanks!

Jackie said...

I jumped the gun before I knew that there would be bundles. Oh well, I am really excited to see this and it is awesome. I know my grandson will love the "Fair" theme too. I have blogged about it today. Can't wait to start level 2.

Brandy said...

Do you plan to homeschool your children or will you send them to school? Just curious.

Annie Moffatt said...

Hi Brandy,
Our plan is to homeschool for sure! We are loving preschool and tot school time:)

Mrs. Glennon's Beach Buddies said...

I love your sight word song! What did you use for the sight words? I see that it is magnetic, but I was unable to figure it out. Please let me know. Thanks! Do you have the song printed out already?

Thanks,
Denise
dglennon@sd44.org

Annie Moffatt said...

Hi Mrs. Glennon,
The one in the picture is a large cookie sheet:) We also love our $10 oil pan here:
http://moffattgirls.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-new-teaching-tool.html
Annie:)

goong said...

Hi Annie,

I was just wondering if you will be selling the level 2 of Ready 2 Read as a package and when will you start selling them. I would love to get an email when you start selling them we can't wait to startit...my email address is ana-yu_ca@hotmail.com

Thank you!

Annie Moffatt said...

Hi Goong!
I have one more unit to complete in Level 2 and then it should be bundled for a better savings:) Several people have asked and I am trying to get it done ASAP:)

Annie Moffatt said...

Goong,
I tried you email, but it didn't work for me:( Sorry, I hope you get this comment!

Leigh said...

This looks great! I love how the words are reinforced over and over in different wonderfully fun ways. My daughter has started reading and doing phonics with the curriculum we are using. It's online and I think this would be a great hands-on reinforcement for her. What would be a good way to figure out where to start her at?

Annie Moffatt said...

Good question. If your daughter is not fluid in CVC words and knows all her Pre-Primer sight words, I would start her in Level 1. Level 1 is designed to prepare a child for Level 2. I think the strong phonics foundation and sight word background allows a child to eventually read above the level. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask. You can always email too:)

Maria said...

Wow, just found your blog and I am in LOVE! I'm your newest follower.

Maria
Kinder-Craze

Tara said...

So many wonderful ideas! Thanks!

http://practicallyhomemade.blogspot.ca

Phoenix DIme Duchess said...

Where there free downloads being offered?

www.jwhit.com said...

Very cool. Where can I get some of these?

Annie Moffatt said...

Hi! If you click the links at the top, it will take you our Teachers Notebook shop:)

Unknown said...

Hi, I love your program. I am tutoring a young man who is working a couple of levels behind his grade level. Do you think your program can work if it is not done on a daily basis? I am only tutoring him one day per week right now and his mom is helping by adding pieces from your program to his home school curriculum.

Annie Moffatt said...

Thank you so much! This program has worked tremendously well and I think you asked a great question. I think there are pieces that the mom can use as a way to review what you are teaching him. I would teach the phonics rules, introduce the sight words and let mom take over with the review. The one day a week could serve as an opportunity for specific instruction. I hope that helps and I would love to know how he progresses.

Katrina Beck said...

Thanks for the advice Annie. So far, so good. We started with level 2 because his mom wants him to be working a little closer to his grade level. I am excited that many of the primer sight words are included in level 2.

Debbie said...

Hi Annie,

I love the photos you have of the huge section of wall you took over in your house! I just showed Steve and I had to laugh because I took over 12 feet of wall in my house for a word wall. I absolutely love your work and will be updating our word wall with the blends you have posted. Keep up the great work!
Debbie

ea tropilo said...

I absolutely love your site. My twin girls go to public school but one of them is really struggling with her reading. The other is a whiz though so it makes it hard to work with both. I think they will both gain so much from your games, etc and I won't feel like I am neglecting one!! Thank you for making my evenings easier and more FUN!!!

Christy Wordes said...

I just purchased Ready2Read Level 2, The Bundle, and I don't see the mini-readers like it shows on your blog. We loved the mini-readers from Level 1 and want to do more of these. Where are they? Thanks for Ready2Read!!

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