This past week, ALuv (currently 2nd grade) has patiently watched me as I used Easter eggs with his younger siblings as we matched colors and worked on beginning letter sounds. He asked me if he could use Easter eggs for his schoolwork, too. So I quickly came up with how I could integrate reading two-syllable words (a skill he has yet to master) with Easter eggs into his work as well!
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Reading Two-Syllable Words with C + le
We’ve been working on two-syllable words for some time (I have more activities to share with you soon). He gets “stuck” with these two-syllable words when he comes to them in his reading. I’ve had to be very explicit with him and teach him reading strategies for these words. One strategy I’ve taught him is to break the word into syllables and read each syllable. One very common pattern in the last syllable of two-syllable words is the consonant plus -le (c + le) like in the word table, candle, or giggle. We’ve been using some of All About Reading‘s activities, as well as watched a few videos together from here that focus on this c+le pattern.
Using Easter Eggs to Read Two-Syllable Words
After laying the foundation a bit with this particular pattern, I thought he’d enjoy playing with his words. (I used the c+le words from Level 3’s All About Reading for his Easter eggs). I prepared 4 eggs by writing two-syllable words with c+le on each side of the eggs. using words with -gle, -dle, -ble, and -tle. The first day, he simply twisted the left side of the egg around to match up and read the words before we did some reading.
The next day, I made a simple recording sheet (which you can download for free here) and had him re-match the words and write them on the recording sheet. Once he was finished, I asked him to read the words to me again.
After he was finished, I watched him mix-match the eggs and try reading the silly words. What is a margle anyway? 😉
10 More Reading Ideas with Easter Eggs:
- Beginning Letter Sound Egg Hunt
- Hatching Beginning Sounds
- Easter Egg Letter Matching
- Easter Egg Puzzle Hunt
- Rhyming Eggs
- Making Word Families with Easter Eggs
- Easter Egg Phonics for Beginning Readers
- Scrambled Eggs (with Sight Words)
- Sight Word Egg Hunt
- Egg Scavenger Hut to Make Words
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