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Small Group Activities and Interventions for April

April 11 Deedee 2 min read
We returned from Easter and hit the ground running.
We only have about 6 weeks of school left, so now is not the time to coast to the end!
First off… I want my students to be a little more fearless when it comes to using context clues to identify unknown words in a sentence.
We
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.
Students
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
to:
1)
guess the word
2)
write the sounds they hear in that word
3) look through the word to see if
their guess might be correct.
 Then we check!
I am
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.
  In this activity, I  prepared words and placed them in the basket.  I pulled one word out at a time and read it to the students.
I made these cards editable, so you can add your own words.
 They are challenged to “picture the way the word looks” and spell it correctly.
Then we check it!  They LOVED this!
I got
a 4 pack of Meridian LED push lights for pretty cheap…
these are MAGICAL!!!!
Click the image for the link.
Students
push a button for each sound they hear.
 Then
they write the sounds.
 They
check to see if they were right!
For CVCe
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.
We worked on segmenting words into syllables.
Level
1:  Students push a light for each
syllable they hear.
  Level
2:  Students push a light for each
syllable they hear.  Teach your students
that each syllable must have a vowel.
Although
this may not lead to the traditional spelling, you will encourage your students
to hear more sounds!
We also played a fun version of bingo with rhyming words!
 and a little word family fun!
This activity has so many levels of differentiation, my entire class benefits from it.
My students love ANYTHING that feels like a game.  They are alert and poised to new learning!  This makes my job 10 times easier.
All of these activities and more are included in this unit.  This unit is discounted by 30% until Monday night!

4 Comments

  • Tiffani Mugurussa April 11 at 3:45 pm

    Love the push light idea- you;ve given me a reason to go to Walmart

  • Sandy Welch April 11 at 4:05 pm

    Loved this! I particularly like the flippy sentences. Just what we needed!

  • Lovely Sharice April 12 at 9:10 pm

    Cute ideas…love the use of the lights
    http://www.lovelysharice.com

  • With Hold April 19 at 8:14 am

    There are many corporate team building activities that have been adopted in a number of organizations. These are made to encourage people to trust in their teammates and learn to make decisions with them, and not behind them.

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