Making Words Lessons-
Directions can be found here for how I do my lessons. Here is the recording sheet for my making words lesson (occasionally I need to draw extra boxes on my recording sheets to have enough letters).
There are lots of making word lessons, and books that can be used. Sometimes I do several making words lessons in a week. It all depends on the skill and level of the students. My students truly enjoy doing these mini-lessons. I think it has something to do with using the board and being the "teacher." :) Here are examples for the flow of words for the first unit.
1.1 ( Pam and Sam)
at man can
hat mat an
pat rat and
pan ran hand
Letters are added, deleted, changed, or rearranged to make the next word (going down--just like the worksheet)
Letters needed (I hand write them on my recording sheet before I copy them) a, c, d, h, m, n, p, r, t
Since I demonstrated the format above, I am just going to list the words for the remaining unit in order:
1.2 (I Can! Can You?)
an, pan, nap, tap, map, man, mat, sat, sap, sad, dad, dads
(Letters needed: a, d, d, m, n, p, s, t)
1.3 (How You Grew)
pan, nap, nip, pin, tin, in, it, sit, kit, kid, kiss, miss
(Letters needed: a, i, k, m, n, p, s, s, t)
1.4 (Pet Tricks)
in, it, hit, hip, tip, trip, trap, tap, tab, cab, crab, grab
(Letters needed: a, b, c, g, h, i, n, p, r, t)
an, and, land, lad, lid, lids, list, last, fast, fist, sit, it
(Letters needed: a, d, f, i, l, n, s, t)
2.1 (Animal Moms and Dads)
top, hop, hog, hot, lot, log, go, bog, glob, clog, chug, hug
(Letters needed: b, c, g, h, l, o, p, t, u)
We use Wilson's Phonics with our Treasures-this is NOT an easy task. I am a big fan of the PHONICS dance and have tried to carry it out through Wilson's. I have found that doing these sheets the week of our testing makes it easier to remember the sounds.
You can HERE below for a worksheet that I created to review our sounds each day (sounds of wh, th, ch, sh, and ck)
For lessons discussing the glued letter (or bonus letter) of ss, ll, ff, here is the sheet that was created for those sounds.