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           Working with words: stretching them out, counting the sounds, clapping syllables....  This is something I have my struggling readers do each week.  The students seem to really like working with the words and the sounds that they hear.  It is fun to watch them work through the steps and how their facial expressions change when they see the numbers.  They can tell when something doesn't seem right (yay for that) and you can see them shake their little heads when they have tried to clap out the syllables, but actually had counted the sounds instead.  I love that they notice this and back up to correct it.  :)

          Here is what our chart looked like when we started putting all the skills together.  Just to get to write on the chart was a huge deal to them.  It's something different than regular paper, so hey, this must be fun!



           Then after having had all that fun on the chart paper, the students then get their own grid to work with at the table.  If you would like to have this chart, click on the picture below!


          And finally here is the grid after students have worked on it.  As they work each word, I love how they start noticing the numbers can be different for how many letters and for how many sounds a word has.  Another thing they get excited about is how many syllables there are and that most of the words they work with only have one.  When a two syllable word pops up, that is cause for excitement amongst the troops!


26 comments:

  1. This is great! Thanks for sharing! Im your newest follower!


    Rachel
    Ms. Rachel’s Room

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    Tarra
    www.chalkboardchitchat.blogspot.com

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  3. Those struggling little ones need so much of this kind of thing and knowing the difference between them all is sure beneficial to their reading and writing.

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  4. Hi Lori!

    Thanks so much for the nice comments about my Pigeon art! My cuties loved the series so much!

    Love the Shelfari on your blog!

    Tarra
    www.chalkboardchitchat.blogspot.com

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  5. Very cool! I will definitely be using this with my kiddos! Thanks!

    Kelly
    "Kindergarten Kel

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  6. Love this! They love charts like this!
    I have similar documents for concepts of print to do into literacy portfolios.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Kelli
    talesfromatravelingteacher

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  7. I love this... thanks for sharing!

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  8. Thank you all for commenting on the word work. This was my first attempt at giving something away. :) I appreciate that you all took the time to drop by and say something!

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  9. I love this word work idea!! It was a very successful first attempt. Thank you for sharing! :) I am following you too!

    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

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  10. LOVE it! I'm your newest follower!
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  11. Jessica, thank you so much for the the kind words. Thank you too for following!

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  12. Melissa, thank you also for the nice words and for following me. I stopped by your blog and am following you too. :)

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  13. Thank you. I can see this in a center. Can you tell me how you use the "sound" column? Not sure I got that.

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  14. jwhit: Sounds means how many sounds you hear in a word. For example: dog: /d/ /o/ /g/= 3 sounds. Funny: /f/ /u/ /n/ /e/= 4 sounds heard. Hope that helps. :)

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  15. I love this! I'm your newest follower:)

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  16. Thank you Selina for dropping by to look at my blog and to follow me!!

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  17. I love all things literacy and am happy to be your newest follower!

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

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  18. Thank you Elisabeth for stopping by and following me! :)

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  19. I love this Tammy! This would be a great large group lesson for K's

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  20. This is great, thanks Lori!

    I've nominated your blog for an award, come on over to grab it!

    ✿ Kaleigh
    Kaleigh's Klassroom

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  21. Hiya Lori!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you now too (yay!) and cannot wait to read more of you fabulous ideas. I worry about teaching struggling readers so I'm finding this inspirational xx

    Daydreams of a Student Teacher

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  22. Emmy: thanks for commenting! I love getting new ideas, especially ones I can use with my struggling readers.

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  24. Thank you! This is such a great resource and a perfect way to combine all of the skills I am teaching!

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