We’ve reached Reading the Alphabet AT Word Family, the first of five word family lessons.
This lesson is a review of the letters from lesson 1-6, so be sure you grab them from my post on Reading the Alphabet!
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Reading the Alphabet AT Word Family
Here are a few snapshots of the review activities as well as newer activities I created for the AT Word Family. I was truly surprised at how quickly NJoy (3 days shy of being 4 years old!) caught on to the -at family words. To see how all of these activities were spaced out into our week, I’ve included 5-day plan the download.
He read back through all of the books (divided up into two days); reviewing our letter sounds and sight words. (You can download the I See Apples book here. It’s not a part of Reading the Alphabet.)
He thoroughly enjoyed re-tracing all of his sight word mazes. One morning, he spent nearly 15 minutes just sitting and tracing all of the mazes, searches, and tracer pages in his Handwriting Notebook. I was amazed because this child rarely sits to do anything!
I also reprinted a few mazes for him to stamp his way through. He liked this as well.
I cut apart sight word cards (on download), placed magnetic tape on the back and he used magnetic letters to spell each word on the cookie sheet. He was excited to get to do something he’d always seen big brother do.
Roll and Stamp a Letter-roll the education cube and stamp the letter in the graph (further directions are on the download).
AT Word Family Work
I printed off “level 2” of this bottle cap activity in which the beginning letters were left off and he had to review letter sounds; building the words with bottle caps. (These are similar to the bottle cap spelling we did with my PreK Farm Unit from this summer.)
He enjoyed the AT Word Puzzles. I placed all the initial letter pieces on the left side of our floor space, all the A’s in the middle, and all the T’s on the right side.
Pocket Chart AT Word Family Matching-I placed the pictures up, we identified pictures, then built the words together
Scat Rat! Reader We re-built the -at words from the reader on the floor, re-read them together, found them in the text, then read it together. He gained more independence each day we read it and needed less and less support.
CAT Tracer Page-This was also placed in his Handwriting Notebook page and he traced the page several times in different colors.
Cat Print Awareness-he drew his “mat”, decorated it with wheels (hey, he’s a boy) and then we glued down the cat and the sentence: “The cat sat on the mat.”
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I love this! So similar but different from what I’m putting out! A great resource!
Deb @ Living Montessori Now says
Wonderful printable! Thanks so much for sharing it, Becky! I featured your printable as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow
amazing tools! thank you. my daughter will love these goodies!
Wonderful! So glad your daughter can use these! 🙂
I have to say, we have been doing this program for 7 weeks, or so, and my son just LOVES it. He is 3 1/2 now and it was so cute to see HIM read a book to Daddy last night (reviewed the Letter Mm Book). He has known all his letters and their sounds for a while now, but was not quite ready for a full reading program. This is the absolute perfect fit and we are so grateful. He just devours the book each week. I also love the variety of activities you put with each letter book. My son is NOT a crafty guy, so I am grateful for the variety!! Thank you again.
Thank you for sharing your experience with Reading the Alphabet! I’m so glad it fits your little guy so well. 🙂
I can’t figure out how to download this lesson! Am I losing my mind? I usually can find the zip files just fine.
There is a Roll-a-Rhyme activity in this zip file, but it is not mentioned in the lesson plan or blog. Was it added by mistake or just an extra activity to use for review?
I’d have to look again, but if I don’t mention it, it could just be used for review.
Jamiela Ismail says
an absolutely wonderful site with brilliant ideas. thank you for sharing
Thank you so much!
Melissa B. says
We’re on lesson #7, should my child have the sight words that he has learned MASTERED at this point before moving onto lesson #8? Thank you in advance! Loooooovvve your program(s) and all your materials are absolutely fantastic!!
That is totally up to you. My son did, but my daughter did not and I still moved on with both of them. Kids will see these sight words over and over again as they move on. If there are a couple that continue to cause problems, single them out and work on those or include them as a review sight word for each lesson. Because these sight words are so frequent, point them out when you’re reading to your child, too! I know that doesn’t give you a yes or no answer, but it’s flexible.
Melissa B. says
Very helpful, thank you! 🙂 BTW…we’ve been using the sight word animal/people action cards that you provided recently and its really helped.