Systematic 'blends' word work.  Definitions, examples / non examples, sorts and fun ending activity.  5 mini-lessons.

Systematic 'blends' word work. Definitions, examples / non examples, sorts and fun ending activity. 5 mini-lessons.

When children come across new words in print, place in the "dollar" column. Work backwards and help them generate words that mean about the same, but might be not as interesting as the "dollar" word. (The "penny" and "dime" words help children make connections between the synonyms and help them remember the meaning of the "dollar" words). This is also a helpful vocabulary activity when children are writing, place one of their words in the "penny" column and add more interesting words to the…

When children come across new words in print, place in the "dollar" column. Work backwards and help them generate words that mean about the same, but might be not as interesting as the "dollar" word. (The "penny" and "dime" words help children make connections between the synonyms and help them remember the meaning of the "dollar" words). This is also a helpful vocabulary activity when children are writing, place one of their words in the "penny" column and add more interesting words to the…

First Grade Wow: A Cupcake Full Of Compound Words--Sweeeeeeeet!

First Grade Wow: A Cupcake Full Of Compound Words--Sweeeeeeeet!

I have this book....need to remember to use it for compound words!

I have this book....need to remember to use it for compound words!

Vocab building and literacy - lots of easy to implement ideas. Print rich environment (fit in with gifts of words, etc.)

Vocab building and literacy - lots of easy to implement ideas. Print rich environment (fit in with gifts of words, etc.)

Compound words anchor chart -- will be perfect for recording when kids find them in their reading!

Compound words anchor chart -- will be perfect for recording when kids find them in their reading!

Using pictures to create compound words.  Allow students to create their own posters: a great visual activity.

Using pictures to create compound words. Allow students to create their own posters: a great visual activity.

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