Reflection: High Expectations Where's the /th/? - Section 2: Activity


Up until now the students have been asked to find items which have the blend or do not have the blend. Now the students have to really refine their phonetic abilities as they must decide where the blend is and then sort the item into the correct category.

Some of my lower performing students had a hard time with this task because even though they said the word correctly, with the blend at the end of the word, it was the last sound they heard so they thought it was the initial sound. It was only when an adult or another student said it with them that they realized the blend was actually at the end.

My recommendation would be is to make sure there is an adult at the table to make sure the lower performing students recognize the difference between hearing a blend as the ending sound and placing it in the correct category.    

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Where's the /th/?

Unit 8: Shadows
Lesson 7 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to recognize and write the blend /th/ as part of practicing grade level phonics.

Big Idea: Sorting picture items helps the students begin to recognize the blend /th/, which helps build fluency when reading.

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