Last week was spent in review of Lessons 1-5 of my Phonics by The Book Curriculum: Unit 1.
*This is a series I originally posted YEARS ago on This Reading Mama. My goal is to revise it and add more to it. But for now, I’m just moving it to its new home here.
*Click on the green download button towards the BOTTOM of this post to download this lesson.
Short Vowel Bible Activities: Phonics by the Book
PHONICS/BIBLE READERS: Order by The Book-sequencing
Each day, my first grader and I re-read one of the readers (5 readers in all); then did an Order by The Book activity with each reader. All 5 readers from Lessons 1-5 are included in the download.
He cut apart the sentences from each text and put them in order.
Then, he glued them down to paper.
SHORT VOWEL REVIEW SORT: I used words from the past 5 sorts to review all five short vowels. Note: This sort is different from the rest. There are more words AND the child is not sorting by word family, but by vowel sound.
Introduce, model, shuffle, and he sorts with support-just like we did in Lessons 1-5
We played Sort, Say, & Score; which I explained in Lesson 5. This is quickly becoming one of his favorite word study games.
This week I let ALuv keep the score, so he had to make sure I didn’t make any “mistakes”. It was also a great way to integrate some tally mark making in for him!
Day 3: Little Words
As a review, I pulled out letters from the Little Words activities we did in Lessons 1-5 and let him create the little words.
He recorded them as he created them. I gave him suggestions as needed. Just to be clear, I told him that all the letters combined DID NOT spell one word, as was the case in Lessons 1-5.
Day 4: Written Sort
This is very similar to a blind sort, but as you call out the words, the child writes them in the correct column (without looking at the words); similar to a spelling test.
Day 5: Re-sort words and glue them down to paper.
We stuck the paper in his Phonics by The Book notebook.
Day 1: Word-Wac-Woe
I pulled from all the sight words introduced in Lessons 1-5 and we played twice. Each time, we pulled 16 words to play with. This way, we reviewed 32 words. For instructions on how to play Word-Wac-Woe, visit Lesson 1.
Day 2: ABC Order
I pulled 10 words from the word cards in Word-Wac-Woe; he put them in ABC order on our pocket chart,
then read each word aloud. (If you want to integrate some writing, you could have your child record his or her ABC order.)
Day 3: Roll & Write a Sight Word
I did an entire post on how to play this game. It’s so simple, yet fun.
Once again, I used the word cards from Word-Wac-Woe and we played twice (allowing us to review 20 words).
Day 4: He picked 5 words and he wrote 5 sentences with those words. (no picture…sorry)
Day 5: Unscramble the Sight Words
Once again, I used my sight words from Word-Wac-Woe. I also used my sentence strip letters from this post, but you could also use the printable letters I have on This Reading Mama.
I didn’t have a lot of time to think of writing prompts this week due to getting last minute preparations done for baby #4…sorry! Maybe you will. But here’s an example of Day 5’s writing-he used one of the readers to help him spell some of his words. You might also ask your child to draw/write about his or her favorite Bible character from the stories so far and why.
BIBLE VERSE: Ask your child to recite each day (from memory) the verse from Lessons 1-5. The verses are listed on the Lesson Outline.
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