This guided lesson builds upon kindergarteners' understanding of consonant-vowel-consonant or CVC words. Exercises teach kids how to spell CVC words, in addition to understanding how to pronounce each segment of the word. As children learn to swap out individual letters within words, they will build important phonemic fluency. Don't forget to check out our CVC word printables for further practice.
Learning silent E rules is one of the trickiest concepts for early readers. Words such as cube/cub, robe/rob and tube/tub are particularly confusing to decipher. How can one little letter make so much of a difference? This lesson can help smooth the way with guided exercises and examples that bolster your student's ability to recognize, understand and read the letter E.
This series of spelling activities provides 5th grade spelling lists and exercises that target grade level spelling patterns. Students will learn spelling related word patters like homophones and long vowels in multi-syllable words and also how the spelling of words is affected by adding suffixes. Students will also examine and learn some more commonly misspelled words in the English language.
Segmenting is a reading technique to help first graders break apart the sounds in new words. One example of this would be segmenting the sound units in the word black (b/l/a/k). This can help early readers tackle new words on their own, boosting reading confidence. This guided lesson teaches kids how to segment words in order to improve overall reading fluency.
Students will love practicing their early reading skills as they create their very own classroom book using common sight words! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **My First Book** lesson plan.
This guided lesson in sight words can help boost first grade reading fluency. Sight words are common words that are not easily pronounced by early readers, such as people and great, which is what makes practicing these words so crucial. Kids will get the exposure to sight words that they need to take their reading comprehension to the next level.
Spelling is the combination of letters that form the written word. Reading and spelling go hand in hand, and very young kids start with the most basic understanding of spelling when they first learn how to put letters together. Later, as they become more proficient readers, they use spelling to begin the process of writing. With our tools and resources, your student will grow more confident in their spelling abilities.
Resources to Soar Over Spelling Speed Bumps
It’s not uncommon for students to hit a few snags when it comes to spelling. The Learning Library’s spelling tools can help learners over the tricky hurdle with straightforward lessons and activities.
Fumbling over February or stumbling over September will not be necessary with teacher-created worksheets dedicated to learning specific words. Fifth-graders can tackle the advanced and confusing world of homophones with valuable guided lessons. An enjoyable cave adventure game can help kids learn long-form words quickly.
Numerous inventive lesson plans such as Onomatopoeia Zoo introduces second-graders to the alliterative word with the famous tune of “Old McDonald.” The “Diphthong Song” primes kids on those rebellious multi-vowel sounds.
In addition to creative lessons, hands-on challenges make the often tedious topic of spelling a delight. Creating a vocabulary flip book is a tried-and-true method of committing spelling words to memory, but other tasks such as the jumping bean phonics game utilizes children's playful nature.
The curated library of resources will not only help kids learn the essential skill of spelling, but they will also instill a love of letters.