One of the first grade common core standards is knowing and being able to apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills to decode words. Last week we added "sh" and "ch" to our chants. Some students already have some familiarity with it because of their word study but knowing these hunks and chunks (digraphs) will help students to decode words while they read. Each day we will do our hunk and chunk chant along with some word study focused type activities to help us recognize in both reading and writing our study words. There are some fun books to read aloud too!
Sheep in a Jeep
Sheep in a Shop
Sheep Trick or Treat
Elephant and Piggie books (their fav!)
Chester, Chester's Back and Chester's Masterpiece
Bear Has a Visitor