Our phonics pattern this week is oo (the short sound). We took a spelling pretest today and they did AWESOME!! They only need to practice a few "trick words" this week, and I know they will do well.
This is a CUH-RAZY week in my building as the OAA's are given in my district/state. That means schedule changes and being UBER quiet. My students miss out on their specials (my planning time) for the next 4 days. Our intervention time is also cancelled----so if I'm like not around blogging---it's because I have fallen on the couch and passed out. These are going to be some long days with my littles without having a break----God help me (and them!)
With that said, I am posting my oo goodies for you now! ;) But first, let me tell you how I do the Treasures Phonics/Spelling for the week.
On Mondays, I give my students a spelling pretest. I do this to see what words they know, and they also like to know what words then know. I give them the test, AFTER we do our Phonics Dance and discuss the chunk of the week. After the pretest, students take out a crayon and correct their words as we go along. We underline the vowel pattern for the week, and look for other hunks and chunks in our words.
On Tuesdays, I give them a sort page. I like using picture sorts because they have to listen for the sounds versus using word sorts where they match up the letters, though sometimes I do still use word sorts--especially if it's a crazy pattern. This week, seeing that we're only focusing on one sound of oo, I have created a worksheet where they will match the picture to the word. They will then choose one of the words to write into a sentence.
On Wednesdays, we do a Making Words lesson. I did a post on making words HERE. I really do enjoy doing the making words activities with my students. They seriously LOVE them too. I'm not sure what it is about it, but all classes for the past 3 years I've been doing it this way get all excited for this activity (both my first and second grade classes). By the way, the picture you see below is not the same as in my Vowel Pair Making Words on TpT. This one is just for using with the Treasures words.
On Thursdays, we do word shape boxes and riddles. Sometimes we do little doodle loop activities where students read sentences and draw what the sentences are about. I like doing this because they are actually reading the words for meaning, not just vowel sounds.
Then on Friday we have our spelling test, and students write dictation sentences using high frequency words and words from our word list.
I hope that gives you some insight on how I use the worksheets I create. If you would like to use them, you can click the image below to grab you the whole set. If you would take the time to leave a comment, I would be ever so happy.