In addition to skills listed in Unit 1, 2, 3 and 4. Students will be able to:
isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds
(phonemes) in three-phoneme (CVC words e.g., bat, can)
add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple,
one-syllable words to make new words (e.g. fat,
produce the primary or most frequent sound for each
connect the long and short sounds with common spellings
(graphemes) for the five major vowels (with prompting and
identify the letter sounds that differ in similarly spelled
words (e.g., let, get)
draw and write opinion pieces (self selected or teacher
directed), stating the topic or the name of the book they are writing about, and an opinion on the topic or book
draw and write the beginning, middle, and end of an event or
several loosely linked events, including a reaction to what happened and spelling words phonetically
gather information from provided sources (eg., library books) to
answer a question
participate in shared research activities and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express
opinions about them) (with guidance and support)
form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/ (e.g., dog/dogs,
recognize and name end punctuation (e.g., period, question mark)
write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel
spell simple words phonetically
use the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes (e.g.,
-ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, -less) as a clue to the meaning of an unknown
identify words in the following word families: - et,
Write different letters on the back of flashcards. See how may words you and your child can make. Try changing the letters and making up new words (can, fan).
Get plastic eggs. On one half write an upper case letter and on the other half write the lower case letter. Put them all in a pillow case and have your child pull out the egg halves and match the letter pairs! Then talk about the sounds the letters make.
Use play-doh and you and your child can form different letters (consonants and vowels. What sounds do they make. For the vowels your child has to name the long and short sound!
Use sidewalk chalk or wipe boards and write the different punctuation marks. Take turn drawing and guessing!
After a fun event, have your child tell you what happened and then write it!!! What a great way to relive something fun!!!
Write letters on the back of index cards and then hide them all over the house. Set a timer for 20 seconds. Have your child try and find as many as he or she can. Then talk about the letter and associated sound.