This week we'll be learning about the Long A CVVC pattern and continue practicing reading and writing words that have the Short A and Long A CVCe pattern.
At the end of the week, I always give my students a cloze sentence test that includes different words that they have learned using the week's word study patterns. Would anyone be interested in me posting these tests? Most of my students do fairly well each week. I try to keep the sentences fairly simple and use patterns we've already studied, sight words they should know, and short vowel words. But I have one student who has failed the test the last 3 weeks in a row! I don't know why. He can read the words whenever he slows down and pays attention. I even reminded him to slow down before giving him the test this past Friday. I looked at it when he was done and he had gotten 2 right out of 10. I gave it back to him and told him to go back over it carefully. He then got 5 out of 10 right the 2nd time.
I'm not sure what to do with him about this and get him to slow down, think about the words and what the sentence means. His dad is worried about this also. I'm going to go through the test again with him this week and try to figure out where he's going wrong. Any suggestions for this?
So now onto the fun stuff!!! I've made 3 games this week. I decided to include my challenge words in the weekly games from now on. For the majority of my students, these words will be very difficult to read but there's only 10 of them added. I figure it will help the ones who do get the challenge list (really just 1 student who is an excellent speller) and will give my other students exposure to some higher level words. I've also included the oddball words want and said in 2 of the games for additional practice.
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You might also be interested in these Long A games.
Graphics from Scrappin' Doodles