Reflection: High Expectations Word Family Skills Take Off! - Section 2: Activity

 

When I did an activity similar to this way back in October during the Forest Unit, it was too much for the students to handle working with multiple word families at once. This time around they did much better. Their phonetic abilities have vastly improved so they were able to sound out the words with more success and those that could not were readily helped by their peers.

The students also had lots of fun "flying" the words around the table and pretending to be actual air traffic controllers as they worked sorting the words onto the correct word family runway.

One thing I had to add was a timer as the students wanted to "race" against something. They did well at staying focused on trying to beat the timer and making it about beating other table teams.  

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Word Family Skills Take Off!

Unit 11: Transportation
Lesson 3 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.

Big Idea: Sorting word families helps students categorize words as same or different by onset and rime.

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