I love picture books so much (I know most of you do too) that I am linking up again with First Grade and Fabulous for her picture book linky.
This week it is linky #2 and using picture books to teach math concepts. I love that! Any time you can use quality literature to teach any subject is great with me!
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All: Guests are coming for dinner and how to seat them all around different tables causes some problems-funny silliness occurs while trying to figure out the right configurations!
Inch by Inch: Great book for introducing the inch measurement!
The Hershey Fractions Book: You can't go wrong with teaching fractions with food! Your students will love being able to eat their math assignment.
Skittles Riddles: I haven't used this food picture book, but it looks fun! It uses greater and less than, addition and subtraction to teach math in a fun way. There are a lot of math food books out there!
Time For Rhymes!
I have had a goal this summer: to get some items made that will give my students some fun ways to practice their phonemic awareness. I finished counting syllables (click here to see that post) and now I have identify and supply rhymes finished. Yay! Some of my struggling readers just have a difficult time hearing those rhymes in words. I am hoping this extra practice will help. Here is how it turned out:
Students find the rhyming pairs and match them up.
You can use clothespins, binder clips or even paper clips for students to mark the picture that rhymes with the one on top.
Students say the paired pictures and decide if they rhyme or not. Then they glue them to the proper page.
A strong background in phonemic awareness is a predictor for reading success. Frequently, students who come to me lack in this area. I hope this will help them build those skills.
With this packet I included 3 rhyming assessments. That way you can use it in literacy centers, small groups or even RtI intervention groups. The assessments can be your weekly progress monitoring if you use it for RtI.
You can organize your data from the rhyming and other assessments in this data binder. I will be creating more assessments to go with it this summer!
Happy Fourth of July to you and to all of AMERICA! I am truly blessed to live in this country. I am thankful to the men and women who have made that possible!