Friday, November 18, 2011

Ready2Read Level 2: Unit 4

Four units into the Ready2Read program and Audrey is doing so well!  I really enjoying watching her confidence and fluency increase with each unit!  She has become quite the little reader:)

*If you are new to the Ready2Ready Program, you can check out the information page for Level 1 {HERE}.
*You can see the information page for Level 2 {HERE}.


Level 2 Theme: Word Family Fair
Unit 4 Sight Words: yes, under, am, four, brown
Unit 4 Word Families: -ock and -ine

**We are continuing to work with the long vowel silent e combo with the -ine family.  Here is are the links to the freebies that we have been using for the last few posts to reinforce this concept:
Remember: This concept of the silent e should be specifically taught when teaching this word family.


Download Unit 4 by clicking the buttons below!



Five more color-by-number sight words have been added to our Ready2Read program, which brings us up to 20 new sight words!


The girls enjoying singing our new sight words to the tune of B-I-N-G-O.  Actually, Sophia doesn't really know exactly what is going on, but she sure loves to participate:)

Five more sight words have been traced, colored, laminated and added to our bunch of balloons...


As a review of all the sight words, I had Audrey read one color balloon at a time...

Complete excitement takes over The Moffatt Girls house when it comes to decorating our sight words.  Again, I am sure that it is due to the fact that they get to nibble at all those cake decorations:)  I couldn't resist buying some early Christmas decorations and this was a HUGE success!!  You can purchase these at the dollar section at Target...

 

Last weeks sight words were put into the trash because I found some little 2 year old picking off the cake decorations and eating them!!  Hmmm...

Our Color by Word Family page was so much fun for Audrey!!  We don't actually let her eat candy, but I think she is totally intrigued by the pretty colors and wrappings:)

Here is a picture of our Color by Sight Word page, which is always something Audrey enjoys!  However, if children become board with coloring, it is always helpful to let them use different materials such as markers, colored chalks or water colors.  Whatever helps make learning fun!

Audrey continues to love using the water colors on the Read it, Trace it, Paste it pages...

Break the Sight Word Code (Sentences) is such a fun way to review the new sight words!  I was really impressed with her printing this week because this is an area the we have been trying to focus on...

She reads her mini mini books with ease, which tells me that reading is becoming very natural and comfortable for her...




For our word sort, I created a cookie jar for each word family.  I cut off the top of the lids so that she could "put" the cookies in the jars.  She really enjoyed this activity!  Remember, you can print two copies of these printables and play memory, which really helps focus attention on the sounding out of each word...

Before we actually started our Play Dough mats this week, I had Audrey work on writing all the words she could come up with for the -ock and -ine word families...

Our Play Dough mats are not only fun, but they also embrace a total hands-on approach to learning. 
Yes, this is Jesse the cowgirl from Toy Story doing the Play Dough mats;)


Once again, I have seen so much growth in Audrey's writing this week when she wrote down her words for the word slides.   




Roll A Word Family is still a favorite!  Whenever learning becomes a "game" it is so much FUN!

Sight Word Graphing...HUGE hit!!

Tic-Tac-OCK and Tic-Tac-INE...another game that makes learning a joy!


Our Blends and Digraph page...

The Sentence Strips continue to provide Audrey with an excellent way to review sight words from Level 1 and allow her continually develop her fluency...
(I LOVE this picture!)
Print a second copy, cut out each individual word, search for the word, and dot it off...


Here is a picture of our lemonade words with their blends/digraphs and the word families we have been working with...
The newest component to our Word Family Fair are these word family tickets!  Audrey thought they were fantastic and wanted to read them over and over:)




Audrey reading the tickets:)


Here is a picture of our wall for  Ready2Read Level 2 Unit 4:

I hope that you have a FUN and success week of Ready2Read learning!

4 comments:

Lessons from the Boys said...

You totally amaze me. HOw do you know when they are ready to begin reading. My son is 2 years 10 months know all the letters, all their sounds, and even words that begin with each letter. Is he ready?

Annie Moffatt said...

Oh thank you so much for your sweet comment! You know, my daughter was also ready to read at exactly 2 years and 10 months, which is when she started reading. Some people would argue that kids shouldn't be reading at that age. However, I argue that every kid is different and you need to be aware of their needs. It sounds like your boy may be ready to read and I would take it super slow. As long as they are not frustrated and are having fun...go for it! If you ask 10 people, you will get 10 different opinion:) I do what I feel is right for my children. Sophia may or may not be ready at the same age as Audrey....that's fine. I will carefully watch her needs and try to meet them. The reading journey is such a wonderful one!

Jackie said...

Another awesome job!!! I love the tickets. This is going to be so much fun. I also agree that each child is different and that just because a child CAN do something it doesn't always mean they are ready. My grandson was the same. He knew his letters, numbers, shapes, colors by the time he was 2. He would even read some words...but to sit and teach him he was NOT ready. This year at 4 1/2 it was the perfect time. His maturity to do "schooling" is finally there and he is loving it and taking off. But again each kid is different.

Love your stuff Annie. Just love it!

Annie Moffatt said...

Yes, I agree Jackie! When Audrey started to learn to read, we only worked on it for a couple of minutes a day, because she showed interest. Some days she wanted nothing to do with it:) There is no rush to teach such a young child to read! However, when they are ready...what a FUN journey!! Following the interests and needs of child is fundamental to a enjoyable and successful reading journey:)

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