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- Lynne S.
- Lilburn, GA
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Upper graders analyze the work, Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase by Maria van Oosterwyck. They consider the value of her paintings and how they are still relevent and sought after, 350 years after they were created. The blending of observation and imagination becomes the focus of the analysis as well as the inspiration for the learner's original poems.
Discover onset and rime blends using this interactive activity which will appeal to your kinesthetic learners. Using the sliding templates provided, budding readers try different onsets with each rime. They practice reading skills by blending the two into a word. Using the provided worksheet, kids record the words as either real words or nonsense words. There are six rimes provided here along with six strips of onsets. This will present a challenge in that some words sound like real words but aren't spelled correctly.
Eighth graders examine blends and consonant digraphs and observe and demonstrate how to mark up text and create a keyword outline. They read a list of words and circle the blends and underline the digraphs and write sentences using words with consonant blends and digraphs. Students then observe the teacher model how to mark up the text and create a keyword outline on a biography about Socrates.
Ninth graders examine blends and consonant digraphs, and how to write a summary keyword outline. They develop a class list of words with both blends and consonant digraphs, and write sentences using words from the list. Students then read a paragraph and observe how to create a keyword outline.
With a fly swatter in hand, learners swat the rime-flys with their onset swatter to make, read, and write words by blending the onset with the rime-fly. This is a great activity because learners blend words, make and write words, and also work to determine if the words they make are real or nonsense.
Have your class work with the beginning sounds /f/ and /sl/. This activity has learners cut out pictures at the bottom of each page and paste those that begin with the letters f and sl underneath the letters themselves; the others go in a column with a trash can at the top. Through this hands-on activity, learners demonstrate phonemic awareness.
What a fun way to practice segmenting words into syllables! Engage learners by using their own names, spoken by Mico the puppet (or one of your favorites). Mico announces names slowly, syllable by syllable. If scholars have a single-syllable first name, he uses middle or last names (this also keeps them on their toes). Once they recognize their names, they stand. Extend the objective by also naming an object in the room for the standing pupil to point to. Also, you could assign a skilled learner to be the puppeteer for a round.