Making Words Kindergarten: 50 Interactive Lessons That Build Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Spelling Skills / Edition 1

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Overview

An active and innovative approach to making words that teachers and their students have grown to love is finally here!

Based on its highly successful parent text, Phonics They Use, this new grade-level series Making Words offers teachers a fresh multi-level activity and lesson series written for the kindergarten through fifth grade classroom. Pat Cunningham and Dottie Hall present classroom teachers with effective tools for strengthening phonics and spelling skills that encourage students to move beyond learning and into a world of word discovery. Each research-based volume includes a wealth of friendly, hands-on, manipulative activities that guide teachers in teaching the development of words--from phonemic awareness to spelling.

In Making Words Kindergarten, Pat and Dottie introduce kindergarten teachers, teachers of emergent second language learners, and teachers of students with special needs to Making Words lessons with step-by-step instructions for developing letter-sound relationships. Each Making Words activity in the book guides teachers in teaching young students how to blend letter sounds together to make a word; then segment or take off a letter and change the beginning letter(s) to make new words with the same spelling pattern or word family.

Making Words Kindergarten is the best resource you can have on hand for motivating your students to learn words!

  • Features 50 fun and interactive lessons for building phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling skills.
  • Presents a concise method for involving students in the process of identifying phonological units and patterns within words.
  • Promotes student awareness of similarities in words that helps develop writing skills.
  • Includes photocopiable letter tiles to copy, cut, and laminate for use in the classroom.
  • Highlights a list of useful children's books to extend the Making Words lesson.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205580965
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/10/2008
  • Series: Making Words Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 197,642
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia M. Cunningham

The day I entered first grade, I decided I wanted to teach first grade. In 1965, I graduated from the University of Rhode Island and began my teaching career teaching first grade in Key West, Florida. For the next several years, I taught a variety of grades and worked as a curriculum coordinator and special reading teacher in Florida and Indiana.

From the very beginning, I worried about children who struggled learning to read and devised a variety of alternative strategies to teach them to read. In 1974, I received my Ph. D. in Reading Education from the University of Georgia. I developed the Making Words activity while working with Title One teachers in North Carolina where I was the Director of Reading for Alamance County Schools. I have been the Director of Elementary Education at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina since 1980 and have worked with numerous teachers to develop hands-on engaging ways to teach phonics and spelling. In 1991, I published Phonics they Use: Words for Reading and Writing, which is currently available in its fourth edition. Along with Richard Allington, I published Classrooms that Work and Schools that Work.

Dottie Hall and I have worked together on many projects. In 1989, we began developing the Four Blocks Framework, a comprehensive approach to literacy which is used in many schools in the United States and Canada. Dottie Hall and I have worked together to produce many books, including the first Making Words books and the Month by Month Phonics Books. These Making Words by Grade Level books are in response to requests by teachers across the years to have making words lessons with a scope and sequence tailored to their grade level. We hope you and your students will enjoy these making words lessons and we would love to hear your comments and suggestions.

Dorothy P. Hall

I always wanted to teach young children too! After graduating from Worcester State College in Massachusetts I taught first and second grade. After two years, I moved to North Carolina where I continued teaching in the primary grades. Many children I worked with struggled to learn to read in the newly integrated schools. I wanted to learn more and received my M ED and Ed D in Reading from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

I also worked at Wake Forest University where I met and began to work with Pat Cunningham. After three years teaching at the college level I returned to the public schools and taught third and fourth grade as well being a reading and curriculum coordinator for my school district. At this time Pat Cunningham and I began to collaborate on a number of projects. In 1989, we developed the Four Blocks Framework, a comprehensive approach to literacy in grades one, two, and three which we later expanded to kindergarten, calling it Building Blocks, and the upper grades, calling it Big Blocks. By 1999 Pat and I had written four Making Words books, a series of Month by Month Phonics Books, and The Teacher’s Guided to Four Blocks and I retired from the school system to devote more time to consulting and writing. I also went back to work at Wake Forest University where I taught courses in Reading, Children’s Literature, and Language Arts Instruction for elementary education students. I am now Director of the Four Blocks Center at Wake Forest University and enjoy working with teachers and administrators around the country presenting workshops on Four Blocks, Building Blocks, Guided Reading Strategies, and Phonics Instruction. I have also written several books with teachers. One request Pat and I have had for a number of years is to revise the Making Words by grade level and include a scope and sequence for the phonics instruction taught. Here it is–Enjoy!

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

Lessons

1. at
2. am
3. ad
4. ap
5. an
6. Review lesson with 5 (a) patterns (at, am, ad, ap, and an)
7. ed
8 et
9. en
10. ell

11. est

12. Review lesson with 5 (e) patterns (ed, et, en, ell, and est)
13. it

14. in

15. ip

16. ill

17. ick

18. Review lesson with 5 (i) patterns (it, in, ip, ill, and ick)

19. op

20. ot

21. og
22. ock
23. Review lesson with 4 (o) patterns (op, ot, og, and ock)

24. ug
25. ub

26. un

27. ut

28. ump

29. Review lesson with 5 (u) patterns (ug, ut, ub, un, and ump)

30. ack

31. and

32. end

33. ent

34. ing

35. ink

36. ank

37. unk

38. Review lesson with a variety of vowels patterns

39. ay

40. ake

41. ate
42. ame

43. ide

44. ine

45. eat

46. eep

47. ar

48. all

49. ook

50. Review lesson with a variety of vowel patterns

Letter Patterns for the 26 letters of the alphabet ---plus the ones you will need extras for

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    Dottie Hall Always on Target

    I was first introduced to the Four Block Approach to Reading at Clemmons Elementary in the 90's when I became Media Coordinator at the School. The approach is excellent and the methodology sound. I highly recommend books by Hall and her co-authors--such as Elaine Williams, Marie Daniels, & Denise Boger.

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