We started with the “At” Family on Monday, but there was a little work to be done beforehand.
I prepped on Sunday night, for the week. What I did was print everything out, and then collecting them by word family in top loading clear plastic sleeve (the kind you might put in a photo album or scrapbook). I organize things in plastic ziplock snack bags, and slip them into the corresponding word family sleeve, and insert them all into a three-ring binder.
In a separate plastic sleeve I’ve put what I’m calling the Family Word Board, which I shared yesterday (click here for the post), and store that as the first sleeve in the binder.
Here’s how I did it.
First we worked on the Family Word Board. We talked about how the letter A and the letter T make the word “At”. Then I told her that we can add letters in front of the word “At” to make new words. Then we went through the alphabet adding letters to “discover” new words. As we found new words I would pull out the corresponding flash card, which also has a picture next to the word we just learned.
When we’d discovered all the words we worked directly with the flash cards. I offered lots of praise for each one she got right, and helped her sound out the ones she had trouble with.
Next we used a worksheet where she drew a line between the picture and the word. We cheered each time she got it right.
Then we read this mini-book together. Before we began we agreed that she would read all the “At” family words, and I’d read the rest. We did this twice.
Afterwards we completed a comprehension worksheet where she circled the answers to questions about the story.
Then we went through the flashcards again.
Finally we made paper bag bat and cat puppets.
We went through the flashcards several times throughout the day. So far the Reading Zone has been a big hit. She loves that she’s learning to read, and she finds the quick lessons fun and easy to pay attention to.
I found many of the printables on Kidzone.ws, and DLTK-teach.com
- Draw a line worksheet can be found by clicking here.
- The mini-book can be found by clicking here.
- The comprehension worksheet can be found by clicking here.
- The flashcards can be found by clicking here.
- The paper bag cat puppet template can be found by clicking here.
- The paper bag bat puppet template can be found by clicking here.