Building Phonetic Mastery!
Take It a Step Farther:
Draw sound boxes to match your word on the board. Give your students a hint as to what the word might be. Have them use their white boards or scrap paper to write the word they believe you are thinking about. Note their guess must match the sound boxes you wrote on the board. (Sound boxes match the letter size – tall boxes (h, t, f, etc.), average boxes (a, e, o, u, c, etc) low boxes (g, y, j), use stacked boxes for the letter i.
Guided Reading Interactive Reader Ideas:
“I’m looking at a page that has 3 short /o/ words. One of those words is the last word on the page.”
“This word is on page 2 and rhymes with hot.”
“How many short /o/ words were in the book in all?”
“I’m starting the timer, who will highlight the most short words in the book the fastest?!”
Interactive readers are my favorite though! I LOVE that little books can be used in so many ways! They make planning for reading groups quite simple and they keep things moving, kiddos engaged, and schema building! You can’t beat that!