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is a 30 minute period that is devoted to teaching phonics (10-15 minutes daily), phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling, high frequency words, language and vocabulary.
Description of a
November Skills Block
that was video conferenced.
January 2010 blogs about Skills Block,
describing the lesson that was used for vertical articulation
one with the video
A blog describing
Skills Block in January.
Letter Recognition pages to support students in-class and at-home
fluency 1K sounds.doc
fluency 1K sounds.doc
80 games to support Phonemic Awareness:
Phonemic Awareness Curriculum Resource
Writing uppercase letters
Writing lowercase letters
High Frequency Words
High Frequency Word Video
Word Lists -
adapted from Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (Lucy Calkins)
HF-1st nine weeks
HF-2nd nine weeks
HF-3rd nine weeks
HF-4th nine weeks
Name Word Wall -
This is a Name Word Wall put into a pocket chart so students can pull the name and take it to use in writing.
- One of our favorite ways to teach high-frequency words is to put the 100 most frequent words on the back of our
field trip tee-shirts.
A weeklong sequence
- for introducing a new sight word - 5 minutes, 5 days
is a specific technique for introducing high-frequency words and then moving them to the word wall.
are 3-4 page books that use a repeating phrase such as I can... I see... I like... The books have the repeating line on each page and the child finished the sentence with a word and then a picture.
Do something different with the 5 introduced high frequency words each day of the week such as
Rainbow write the words using a different color crayon for each letter of each word
Write each word with individualized alphabetized box of magnetic letters
Boom flash cards: Put words on flash cards. Place the word Boom on several flash cards. When the kids see Boom!, they scream Boom!
Write the words on a whiteboard with dry erase markers
help on how to format text
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