Read with Beads
Need extra help for EL students? Try the Hands On Reading and So Many Sounds in a CVC Word pre-lessons.
Students will be able to isolate a three-letter word into its three sounds and write three-letter CVC words.
- Draw three squares (or circles, depending on the shape of your beads) on the board and write the letters "B," "A," and "T" in the shapes to form the word bat.
- Tell students that the word is bat and that there are three sounds in the word.
- Cover up all letters except B and say the sound for b. Explain that this is the initial, or beginning sound of the word and it is a consonant. Remind students what consonants are.
- Do the same with the two remaining letters. Tell students that a is the medial vowel sound and that t is the final consonant sound.
- Preview any unknown or potentially confusing words for ELs before you begin using visuals such as pictures or objects.
- Provide a classroom alphabet chart with images that correspond to each letter sound to reference as you go over each letter in the word.