Thursday, January 12, 2012

Blend Ladders - Using Short Vowels

Recently we have added "Blend Ladders" to our Skills Block each day. By using the short vowels and consonants each ladder is created. For instance, ba, be, bi, bo, and bu would be the first ladder. This CV (consonant, vowel) will help students recognize most short vowel words - especially when adding the next consonant letter. After we brainstorm words on the ladder, students write and draw the ladder in their Skills notebook for extra practice. They are now noticing these words when they read and write.


Sunny said...

I've noticed that Wyatt is expanding his reading knowledge because of this lesson. So great to see, thank you!

Anonymous said...

That's very clever.

Thank you for all you do!

Susan Freese

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to all your students. It has been such a joy to watch Alexa discover the gift of reading! Enjoy the long weekend!!

Christa said...

Cool stuff!! I just love being able to see their progress. Thanks so much for everything!

Kristen Tiurchy said...

This must not be easy to teach to 5and 6 year olds- thank you! It's amazing to see James' reading skills develop.