Decodable reading activity for new readers
With a handful of twigs ready, I showed the kids how to make letters on a shallow basket. We started by me making the words and sounding out the words with decodable reading techniques. I made the first letter in the word and said “sound”, as they made the sound of the letter “T”. Next, I made a letter “A” and said, “sound”. They made the aaaa sound. Then, I said the cue, “Blend it together”. They blended “T” and “A” together and added the “R” sound. Big Sister is familiar with this technique from Kindergarten. Little Guy repeated Big Sister, but soon got the hang of it.
Letter formation Activity
Building the letters with sticks is a fun pre-handwriting activity for new writers. Talk about the lines needed to make each letter.
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