Our next strategy in reading is to look for hunk and chunks we know. Each day we chant our hunks and chunks. Even though we are working on various patterns in word study groups, we will continue to add hunks and chunks to our chants. Right now we have:
an, at, ap, ag, ug, ut, un, op, ot. So they have those hunks and chunks in their background knowledge to help them decode words as well as the pattern they are working on in word study! There are some fun "easy readers" we will read to look for those patterns and help me show them the strategy: Splat the Cat and Fly Guy. They will have an opportunity during reading workshop to share out what they were reading and what strategy they were using to help them read! They love sharing out and get excited when I catch them using a strategy! These strategies are great prompts to use at home too!
1. Look at the pictures.
2. Get your mouth ready.
3. Does it look right?
4. Does it make sense?
6. Hunk and Chunk
Keep reading nightly at home! The logs look great and help me get a small insight to their reading at home! Remember books go home Monday and return Friday :)