I would like you to meet my newest friends!
Her twin sister is Anna. ( Short a )
Anna left us for a short “vacation”
…so I can use her picture for LONG A!
Thank you to Nikki from MELONHEADZ for the cutie pies!
We took each vowel family and did some writing!
We brainstormed words ( see the word box)
that have our phonics pattern for the week.
Then we did an interactive writing .
( see my BALANCED LITERACY packet,
if you haven’t done INTERACTIVE WRITING)
The kids decided on her story. And then…
They were so cute! Best editors ever!
They decided yellow was too hard to read.
They said that handwriting is very important,
if you want others to read it.
They said spelling is important. It can change the meaning.
And lastly, writing large and spacing our words,
WOW! They were listening! 🙂
And so …each week for the next 4 weeks
I will introduce another friend.
Long e, Long i, Long o, and Long u.
We will chat, create, and write!
If you are looking for more
Daily Language Practice
Helping kids EDIT their WRITING
I’ll admit it! ( Head hanging down).
I DID NOT TEACH NONSENSE WORDS!
UGH! BAD TEACHER!
WAIT! Let me tell you why!
I teach first grade. My students speak 6 different languages this year. They are JUST learning to read!
I thought NONSENSE Words were…NONSENSE!
I THOUGHT I was helping them by NOT CONFUSING THEM!
I admit it.
I WAS WRONG!
They need to experience PHONICS all around them!
They need to understand the phonemic sounds of ENGLISH!
Thank YOu, Della Larsen.
It’s NOT CRAZY! It’s good. It’s HELPFUL!
As I am re-thinking my BALANCED LITERACY instruction, I will NOW be adding phonics fluency using real and nonsense words to my lessons.
A short “BURST” of phonics, multiple times during my day, will help my students become
My newest change of “TEACHER MINDSET” is …NONSENSE WORDS!
OK… I’m IN!
Here is my newest product to HELP my kiddos with NONSENSE WORDS!
EARLY PREVIEW for YOU! 🙂
Tpt Link HERE!
Finally…helping Readers is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE DO!
So, I will add READING REAL & NONSENSE WORDS to my literacy repertoire!
How about YOU?
Let me know how it goes!