Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Blends, Blends, Blends

Hey there!  I'm having so much fun working with my kiddos as a Reading Interventionist!  It's like I'm playing all day!  We get to work together so closely and it's so great to see the light bulb go off when they suddenly get something.  On the other hand, it's easy for me to see when they don't get something and focus on it a little longer.  Our first grade classes have been working on beginning and ending blends for the last several weeks.  Today, my groups did an activity that I saw from Heather's Heart blog and it was fantastic!!  I can't even begin to tell you how much I love Heather's blog!!  She really has some great ideas!!  I made some picture/word cards with beginning blends and ending blends.  Some words had both.  First, I modeled for the students how to look at a word and identify the blend.  We used laminated word cards and dry erase markers.  The students colored the blend and had to tell me if it was a beginning blend, ending blend or if the word had both.  Then we took our word cards and sorted them in a venn diagram with hula hoops.  They really had to take a close look at the words. 

Again I'm sorry about the sideways picture.  ONE of these days I'm going to get that figured out!  Ha!

I'm uploading the picture/word cards if you'd like to do this activity in your class.

Blend pictures for venn sort

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  1. I like this as another way for students to sort words by noticing their features AND compare and contrast.

  2. What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing.