Grade 1 Month 8 The Wonder of Words
Your child will continue to work with decoding (sounding out) and encoding (spelling), as well as some of the following phonics rules: digraph consonants (sh, ch, th, wh, ng, oo), blends (s blends, r blends, l blends), r, controlled vowels, inflectional endings, silent e, compound words, and soft c and g. Multicultural stories form the basis of this unit.
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Curriculum Areas/Learning Outcomes
Connection: Your child will hear Indigenous stories from North America and Australia. Hearing the unique stories from the First Peoples of these places will inspire them to create their own version of these stories as a reflection of what they heard.
Social Studies: Concept: Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment.
Connection: You will have an opportunity to consider diversity by hearing stories from another land. What are the values represented in the stories? How are the characters connected to the environment?
- Cards from Month 6: CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words that can be sounded out, example: dog, cat, sat, get, hit, etc.
- Beginning digraph word cards (SH, CH, TH, WH, NG). Use words that can be sounded out and don’t include other digraphs (oa, ea, ow, etc.), example: shut, shin, ship, chin, chip, this, that, thin, think, thank, what, when, why, long, song, ring, sing.
- Blends word cards, there are so many, try to have a variety (blends are when two consonants are together without a vowel between), example: scar, skin, slip, snip, smith, spell, stop, swim, bring, cram, drip, frog, grip, prim, trap, bland, clap, flap, glad, plop, split, strip, scrap, sprint, and then all the blends at the end of words such as: hand, lamp, lint, sink, fist, lisp, and on and on.
- Silent E word cards, this is for words that end in E which makes the previous vowel long, for example: name.
A reminder from Month 6: For each of the phonics rules, your child will create a page with the rule at the top where they can collect words that follow the rule, over time. Your word cards are for practicing daily with games. Be sure to incorporate them AFTER you bring the phonics rule. You can continue collecting words during all units of the year. You’ll also want to read each day’s plan ahead so you know what to expect and what story will be needed for the day. Whatever your practice for preparation, know that you’ll be working with verses, songs, rhyme collections, alliterative collections, and stories.