I am starting a new series of posts that will be called “Reading with Ruby.” I have the privilege of helping my good friend’s daughter learn to how read. She is 5 1/2 and has shown all of the reading readiness signs needed to move forward. She is:
*Familiar with print and books
* Recognizes most letters (upper and lower case)
*Phonemically aware- knows the sounds that most letters make. Leapfrog Letter Factory is GREAT for this!
*She is wanting to learn how to read.
I will be providing her with very specific and targeted instruction. The instruction will consist of a balanced mixture of sight words and phonics. She will be meeting with me two days a week for a few hours a day. Although this time is structured and scheduled, it will still maintain flexibility to her needs and hopefully tons of FUN!!
Here is a look at week #1 activities:
First, I started with an informal assessment of letter recognition and letter sounds. This assessment allowed me to target her instruction by recognizing her strengths and weaknesses.
Phonics: The girls took turns sounding out a 3-letter word and matching the picture with this file folder game.
Sight Words: We also worked on making our sight words with play-doh. Since Ruby was having a little difficulty forming some of the letters, I lightly traced the letters on the table with a pencil. It was easy to clean off and helped her with the correct formation of letters. This was the girls favorite activity…and so easy!
|Farm Sound Puzzle|
|Sight Word Practice-You can
never start too early:) Just kidding
She wanted to point to the words too:)