Ready2Read Level 1: Unit 3
Sight Word Centers
In Unit 3, the sight words that are learned are jump, my, down, in, and big. By now, you may find that your students will be singing the Sight Word Song randomly throughout the day.
Here is another silly caterpillar to add to the word wall. I recommend counting how many sight words they have learned in order to encourage students to keep going!
Sight Word Practice Pages
Sprinkles or glitter (every teacher’s favorite, I know) can be added for variety.
Read and Roll Sight Words is a fun game to build fluency.
The following practice pages give students the chance to use the sight words within simple sentences.
Stamps give students another opportunity to practice spelling the sight words in a fun, hands-on way.
CVC Word Family Centers
In Unit 3, the -it and -ot CVC word families are introduced.
The Word Family Slides teach students to change the initial letter to make a new word.
Once beginning readers have a chance to practice the new word families, they can be encouraged to come up with the words on their own using the Word Family Houses.
With the missing letter mats, students must isolate each sound of the word to identify the missing letter(s).
The CVC puzzles offer effective scaffolding to help students understand how the letters come together to create the word.
Sensory bins can really enhance the curriculum. Add tongs to include fine motor skill practice!
Flip and cover the matching word.
Spin the spinner and cover the word that matches the picture on your spin!
Take turns reading a word. Cover the word, and keep playing until someone gets 5 in a row!
The sound cards below can be used in a few different ways. First, you can have students practice segmenting the sounds of each word to increase phonemic awareness. Second, you can add the necessary magnet letters, giving them only the letters needed for each word. Third, you can have these laminated and allow students to use a dry-erase marker to fill in each letter.
Word Family Practice Pages
There are plenty of practice pages in each unit to help build fluency and confidence in reading CVC words. Below is the Roll and Read CVC Words, a fun game!
The CVC Cut and Paste is a simple activity to let students practice spelling 4 of the learned CVC words.
CVC Make a Match- read the word and match it to the picture.
CVC Word Search is a fun way to practice finding the hidden words!
Medial sounds are often more challenging for students to substitute. Therefore, this unit focuses on helping students identify how the words change with different medial sounds. Specifically, the words pit and pot, hit and hot, and lit and lot offer a great opportunity for students to identify and practice how the medial sounds can change the words.
The Color by Word Family is a great follow-up to the crayon sorting activity. Complete this in school, or send home for homework.
These spelling crayons are great for practicing building the CVC words.
Roll a die and cover the picture that matches your roll.
I Can Read sets give students the opportunity to read short sentences and paste a picture that matches the sentence.
Last, but not least: the Beginning Readers. These short books have simple sentences that combine all of the words that they have learned from Unit 3. Some words from previous units also appear in these books, offering spiral review.