Since our mid-year tests are over, we are working on building our strengths in areas that need improvement before the end of the year tests.
On the TPRI (The Primary Reading Inventory), many children are still developing their graphophonemic skills.
With this in mind, I wanted to create activities to meet those specific needs. The activities needed to be hands on, needed to scaffold their learning and allow practice in both reading and writing. I took it one step further and based the activities on high frequency words.
This is what I came up with and it's working so well that they are wanting to know when they can move to mats F and up. (I've only made A-E!!) Here's what it looks like.
Decoding is linking sounds to the printed letters, blending them together, and saying the whole word. Decoding strategies help children think as they learn to read. Encoding is translating speech sounds into the letters that represent those sounds.
Physically writing a letter provides kinesthetic reinforcement to help children remember letters and sounds.
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