Phonics! Phonics! Phonics!
There is so much to learn in First Grade!
Sometimes I feel like I keep throwing so much new information at my sweet little Firsties. There is so much for them to know in order to read independently at a level J by the end of the year. Our students are expected to end First Grade at a Guided Reading or instructional level K. Obviously, they need to know all of the reading strategies for accuracy, comprehension, and fluency. Let's not forget all of the phonics: Silent e, Two Vowels, Blends, Digraphs, Bossy "R", etc... The list goes on and on...
Any who! We're trying to keep up with the race by learning about Bossy "R". I introduced my students to the /or/ sound by reading "Cory Goes Camping".
It's an original story I created and you can find it in my packet
S'more Practice with Bossy R! The /or/ Sound.
After I read the story and we identify the words with the /or/ sound, I will put this in their Daily 5 Word Work. They can work with their partner to find all of the /or/ words and record them on the following recording sheet.
The package also includes a cut and paste activity. The students read the words and then find the matching pictures.
Here it is and you can have it for FREE.
You can grab it by clicking on the image above or by heading over to Google Docs.
There are also word cards, so your students can practice reading words with the /or/ sound and picture cards to match.
There is also a recording sheet for the students to write their answers.
The entire packet comes with cards to play -or Concentration.
The students can create their very own "or" Word Book, by cutting out the words, pasting them onto each page, drawing a picture to match, and writing a sentence for each word.
If you are interested in the package you can click on the image above
or head on over to my TpT store.
My students also enjoyed singing about the /or/ sound. I have the Sounds Fun Phonics DVD. You can check it out over at Heidi Songs.
My students loved singing the "OR" Dinosaur Phonics Song. If you want to see it in action you can watch this video on You Tube.
So I'm curious...
What level are you supposed to get your first graders on before they go to second grade?