Here's a fun new board game to let students practice initial consonant sounds. Students will start the game on the head of the snake and move to the end.
Kids roll dice and tell the name of the consonant and a word that starts with that sound on each letter that they land on. If they land on a star they get to take an extra turn.
It's been awhile since my last post because I've been working hard on a new product. Pirate Word Ladders.
In this e-book you will find 40 reproducible Pirate word ladders. These word ladders are a great way for students to analyze words and will help students with decoding as well as spelling.
Using Word Ladders
Students will start at the bottom of the word ladder and use the directions and clues to create new words as they move to the top of each word ladder.
The word ladder starts with the word Jack. The directions tell you to change the first letter and the clue is, “Put your homework in your back______.” The word that you need to make is pack.
You can download a sample pirate word ladder below, and if you like it you might want to consider getting all 40 of them for only $3.50. You can get these worksheets now on the new websites shop.
I've just finished a new e-book called Word Investigation. This book is full of graphic organizers that you can use to analysis morphemes in words. Doing this activity will help your students to recognize patterns in words, which in turn will help them to build their vocabularies, become better spellers and decode big words.
These graphic organizers are based on the idea of Morphemic Triangles by Rod Winters. To learn more about them I suggest you read the article he wrote for the Reading Teacher.
Winters, R.. (2009). Interactive Frames for Vocabulary Growth and Word Consciousness. The Reading Teacher, 62(8), 685-690.
The free giveaway is over, but you can purchase these graphic organizers buy clicking the buy now button below. You can also find many other great ideas for teaching vocabulary by visiting my Vocabulary Activities page.
You can get these worksheets now on the new websites shop.
It's taken a long time but I've finished a new set of file-folder games. These games cover 72 word families and are perfect to use as reading centers or you can send these games home as homework for your students.
In these game each dog bone has a word on it. Students will need to match the word on the dog bone to the correct dog bowl that has corresponding word families. Students can play the game individually, or they can play in pairs.
2 player version – Students will each have one side of the game board to play on. They will need to take turns choosing bones if the word on the bone matches one of their dog bowls they will place their bone down. If it doesn't the will still read the word but place it back in the pile.
Because of its large file size I can't host the file on this site. I will however be giving away a preview which contains 3 of the 12 games.
When you purchase the games instead of being redirected to a site where you can download the file, you will be sent an email with your file as an attachment.
Click above to download the preview. Click on the file above. If you like what you see you can purchase the full version on the new websites shop.
Pigpen file folder
Have your students practice the short i and e sounds with this fun file folder game. The game has students sort CVC words into the correct area. Words that have a "short i" sound go on the "pig." Words that have a "short e" sound go on the "pen." After your done you have a easy place to store all off the pigs when you put them into the pocket. You can download your free file by clicking the link below. This file folder game will also be available on the Free Stuff page. You can download this game and see all of the other available freebies on that page.