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The Reading Puzzle: Phonics, Grades K-3

The Reading Puzzle: Phonics, Grades K-3

February 2008 | 96 pages | Corwin

A Corwin Press Classroom Activity Book Download a Sample Lesson Plan and Student Activity
Download a Sample Lesson Plan
and Student Activity

Give students the reading skills they need to succeed!

Can all your students read fluently, independently, and with understanding? As puzzle pieces fit together to complete a picture, reading skills are dependent upon one another to make reading meaningful for students. The Reading Puzzle series helps you organize instruction to better develop students' core reading skills—including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension—to make them successful readers.

Derived from the research-based strategies in Elaine K. McEwan's bestseller Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall Through the Cracks, these standards-based, easy-to-use activities will set students on the course to reading success. This book offers practical techniques that include teacher modeling, guided practice, and independent application, and provides creative reproducibles and ready-to-use tools such as graphic organizers and visual prompts.

You can reinforce phonics skills with activities to help students recognize the similarities and differences between letters and sounds through chants and games that encourage frequent practice. The activities provide systematic phonics instruction in these five categories:

  • Consonants
  • Short and long vowels
  • Consonant blends and digraphs
  • Sight words
  • Compound words

Use these engaging activities with an entire classroom, in small groups, or for independent learning centers to motivate learners and keep them on target!

Put It Into Practice
Cruising with Consonants
A Galaxy of Vowels
Blast Off with Blends and Digraphs
Sight Word Satellite
Compound Constellations

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ISBN: 9781412958219