Friday, 9 September 2016

CVC Fun on the Way to School

Megan is in Kindergarten and loves books.  Every night we read two stories to her and she is starting to recognize words- which is very exciting.

We have been focusing a lot on Sight Words and CVC words and it was getting to a point where she wanted to read on her own, but there would still be too many words that were unfamiliar.

It is also rather challenging having Adam around as he then comes over and wants to read too, which is problematic and my attention is diverted to him.

So, I moved her reading time to the car on the way to school.  We spend about an hour in the car waiting in traffic and I thought this would be the perfect time... Adam would be busy with whatever he brought along and Megan could focus on reading.

The problem came in with me not being right next to her, and there were too many words which were new to her and this ended up being frustrating.

This gave me an idea to create some reading strips for her with a twist!

The sentences revolve around CVC words and for each set a certain number of Sight Words have been used.  This means that she sees the Sight Words fairly regularly and gets to practice the fluency of the CVC as well as the Sight Words.

On each card, there are two sentences and a picture.  (This is where the twist comes in.) She needs to read the two sentences and decide which sentence best fits with the picture and then mark it with a white board marker (or you could use mini pegs).  This focuses not only on her fluency but her understanding as well.

We keep our cards in the car, so that when we hit the traffic, she can take them out and read!

There is no pressure, but most mornings she chooses to take them out and I love hearing how her confidence is growing.

My next mission is to find some appropriate reading books which can replace the cards once she has completed them.

I have listed these cards in my TPT store, should you be interested in them.  Click here for a direct link.  They would be the percet center activity as they can adapted to be self-corrective by placing a sticker behind the correct answer.  Or you can check the answers once the set is complete.

Happy Teaching!

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