To make sure ALuv was ready to move on to a new short vowel pattern, I used this activity to assess his knowledge. I told him I could not help him, except to give him directions. He did tremendously well with it. No whining…I was completely SHOCKED!
He sorted the pictures as short a or short o in the pocket chart.
He picked 5 words from each vowel and spelled them on a recording sheet. Although the answers are on the back of these cards, I told him no looking!
I noticed that he stretched out the sounds in each word, writing down the sounds he heard. I purposely chose 3 words with four phonemes (stop, frog, and flag) to see how he’d do. He picked stop to write down and got all 4 phonemes! As he was sounding it out, I don’t think it even occurred to him that he already knew how to spell the word…too cute.
Of course, MBug offered her help! Seriously, the tattoos have GOT to come off that arm! What kind of mother am I?!? 🙂
Just when I thought he was done, he decided to illustrate the words. (Over achiever-just like his mama.)
So, on to short u we go! We’re skipping short e for now and I’ll explain why in another post.
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