Monday, February 20, 2012

EE and EA

Seriously? EE and EA together? For my firsties?  All in a 4 day week? Our basal is NUTS, but they didn't ask me to write it.  They just want me to teach it--and  have my students Master it so I can assess them on Friday?  WOWSA!  I know that some words they just have to memorize, so I will get off my little soap box because a girl's gotta do what she's told to do.  So here's how I plan on implementing it into my classroom. 

I'm not doing my regular picture sorts. We're going to work on the word this week.  The need to recognize the pattern.  My main focus will be reading the word, recognizing the "chunk".  We will be singing a LOT this week.  You know---we will sing green to the tune of Row, Row, Row your boat, and practice singing seat to Oh My Darlin'.  My students will think I need a recording contract by the time this week is over.  They don't know how lucky they are-- ;)

We use the Phonics Dance in my classroom, so there's a little blurb of the phonics dance on both worksheets.  I think these will be a good word fluency activity for my kiddos too.

Here's also a little sorting activity. You can click the picture to grab you a copy.

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  1. Love it... I shared it as a center idea! (I like to throw in the the paper pencil after the fun manipulative game!)

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  2. Wow, my second graders are studying this pattern this week, too! The basal series is crazy sometimes with the skills they put in there. Thanks for sharing!!

    Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

  3. These are great. Thanks. See, it's a catch 22. I don't have any kind of series or program and sometimes I think I forget what to cover so they don't do well on their standardized test because they haven't seen it at all. I'd like the guidance without the force. Is that available? :)

    First in Maine

  4. Thanks so much for these freebies! I am teaching the same pattern and it is a hard one! Thanks again. :)

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  6. We worked on ee and ea last week but I think we need more. This will be great. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Cute! The basals are crazy sometimes! Last week we did 2 TOTALLY different phonics patterns in the same week. REALLY? They have a hard enough time with one pattern!
    Finally in First

  9. I am a Title 1 Reading teacher and was looking for some great stuff to help introduce ee and ea. You're right about needing to use words instead of pictures for this one. The students really need to see the difference in the spelling rules. It just has to "look right" to them. I love the activities you shared for this skill. Thanks!


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