Friday, October 24, 2014

A Very Vowel Week!

Happy Friday Folks!

We are working like crazy to master the good 'ol short vowels! Anyone else? Each week we work on a vowel, we read these poems aloud in all sorts of silly voices! 
I've been using these poems since my very first year.  I cannot take credit for writing them - I just cutsied them up! Share the source if you know, please! 

Want a copy? Head over to my Facebook page and click on the Fan Freebies tab! They're waiting in that little folder for you {along with a few other goodies!}

This week, we also mixed up our short vowel practice with a new activity!
We became Super Vowel Sleuths! My awesome team partner Lisa shared this idea and I whipped up this FREEBIE to share with you!

Together, we generated a list of short e words. Then, the students selected one of those words {or any other short e word they wanted to use} 
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They wrote 3 clues about this short vowel word. Inside, they drew a picture of their mystery word. 
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It was a nice change to our normal vowel practice and I was able to slip in some writing, too! 
The kids had a blast walking around the classroom sharing their clues and making guesses at the mystery words! 
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Have a great weekend! 

1 comment:

  1. Vowels play a pivotal role in English, serving as the building blocks of words and ensuring clarity in communication. They provide the essential sounds that distinguish words, convey meaning, and facilitate comprehension. Without vowels, written and spoken language would lack coherence and become incomprehensible. Moreover, vowels contribute to rhythm, intonation, and expression, enhancing the overall effectiveness of communication. Their significance lies in enabling effective verbal and written expression, facilitating literacy, and fostering effective communication across diverse contexts, making them indispensable elements of the English language.