1.) Phonemic Awareness
2.) Spelling skill of the week
3). Sight word drill
The next thing that I do in small group is work with the spelling pattern of the week. That can be with materials that I’ve created or purchased…or even with worksheets or activities from my basal series. I try to work on nonsense word fluency as well. Manipulating letter tiles and using alphabet flip letters has really helped in my small group time. I also like to have them practice writing the words. We have a supplemental program called Diphonics that has an explicit marking system. I really like it…especially for my struggling readers. I find that the marking system cues their eyes to what they need to look for. Knowing the rules more formally helps them apply them in their independent reading much more consistently.
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Apple Themed, Airplane Themed, Pirate Themed, and Sports Themed
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