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Two Products In One Day….

Phonics, TPT
So like many bloggers and TPT sellers I have about 10 projects in my folder that I’m still working on.  But, crazy enough I got two finished and posted today.

One, is my Nouns Around the Room, which I blogged about in my earlier blog post.

The other is I Have, Who Has with oi and oy Words.  My kids love I have, who has.  And, I mean love, love, love it.  It’s such a fun quick game that gets everyone involved and moving and it’s a great review.  So, here’s one I created for words with oi and oy.  This can be great phonics and/or spelling practice.  Check out in my TPT store here

I Have, Who Has Phonics - oi and oy words
Hope everyone has a great Sunday! I’m off to go watch some more March Madness even though my bracket isn’t looking too pretty…

Short and Long Vowel Tree Maps

Phonics, Reading, Thinking Maps, TPT

I have a new product in my TPT store that I am excited to share with you! We’ve been working on reviewing short and long vowels in 2nd grade and I love to use thinking maps, so I thought, why not combine the two!  So, I created Short and Long Vowel Tree Maps, which is now active in my TPT store. 

In this pack, you’ll find tree maps for each vowel – a, e, i, o, and u. You’ll find two pages for each with a word bank and one page without a word bank so students can come up with their own short and long vowel words.  I’ve used it a few times for homework and also during literacy stations. This is a great way for kids to practice reading the words and also having a chance to sort them.

Here are a few preview pages and a sample for you to see.



Thanks for stopping by and please check it out in my TPT store, here

Anchor Charts Galore

Anchor Charts, Phonics, Reading, Reading with Meaning, Thinking Maps

Well, as I mentioned in my last post, I’m trying to blog more – and yay – this is two days in a row. I also said I’d write a post about my introductory math stations.  That was the goal, but monthly benchmark testing got in the way today. So…instead of math stations – I have anchor charts galore for you to show you a few things we’ve been working on.

Anchor Chart #1 – All week we have been doing a review of short vowels in addition to working on words with consonant blends. Below you’ll see a tree map used to categorize different words depending on their short vowel.

Anchor Chart #2 – Schema Chart. Today we read the story, Super Completely and Totally the Messiest by Judith Viorst. First of all, super cute story! The kids really identify with the messy character, which is what makes this story perfect for teaching schema – text to self.  My schema set-up comes from Debbie Miller’s, Reading with Meaning.  I shared my schema during a think aloud while reading. The kids then pair shared and shared their connections. Then, they shared out and we charted it.  Soon they’ll be ready to start writing connections on their own.

Anchor Chart #3 – In writing today, we started to review nouns. I asked the class at the beginning who had heard of nouns back in first grade.  Well, that response was scary. I got a lot of 2nd graders shaking their heads no, some with confused looks, and a lot of kids with their thumb down.  So, we moved on and watched a little clip on Brainpop Jr to either introduce it or review it. We then came up with our own list of nouns (which all happened to be common) and used a tree map to organize our thinking.  By the end, we had a basic understanding of nouns and/or a quick review to get us back up to speed. 

Happy Wednesday! Only two more days til the weekend!