want students to use context clues to figure out unknown words. One strategy they can use is to skip the word
and think about what makes sense. These
sentence strips can be used in a variety of ways.
can simply skip the covered word and think about what makes sense, or if you
want them to look through the word to “check their guess,” you may ask them
guess the word
write the sounds they hear in that word
their guess might be correct.
not suggesting you conduct spelling tests, but we know the skill of reading a
word is a bit easier than spelling the word without a model.
|I made these cards editable, so you can add your own words.|
a 4 pack of Meridian LED push lights for pretty cheap…
these are MAGICAL!!!!
push a button for each sound they hear.
they write the sounds.
check to see if they were right!
words, I took the batteries out of the light and wrote an “e” on the light with
a dry erase marker. This is to remind
them that the e does not make a sound.
1: Students push a light for each
syllable they hear.
2: Students push a light for each
syllable they hear. Teach your students
that each syllable must have a vowel.
this may not lead to the traditional spelling, you will encourage your students
to hear more sounds!