Monday, April 16, 2012

Bossy "R"

Today we continued talking about "r" controlled vowels in our phonics group. My personal favorite is "ar", because the kids all make funny pirate faces! LOVE IT! Today I just wanted to touch back on this skill that we covered last week, so we made flip books in our phonics center. SO EASY! WE LOVE FLIP BOOKS!
1. Fold paper hotdog style.
2. Cut front flap into 5 sections.
3. Label each section (ar, ir, er, ur, or)
4. Color code the vowels by sound.
ex. ar - orange
ir, er, ur - blue
or - green
5. Open one flap at a time and think of a word with that vowel sound and write inside the
flap. (For differentiation my higher groups wrote sentences with the words and some
used more than one matching vowel word. WOW!)
6. Draw a picture inside to go along with your sentence.

The kids really enjoyed this fun review! Favorite sentence of the day: "Her shirt is purple!"

Here is one picture of the kids on step 4.

This is the front of the flip book. (Color coded by sound)

This was one of my high group's flip book with sentences.

And the inside...

For differentiation, the lower group did words instead of sentences.


patience said...

I love it! You are so creative! I'm going to try it today. I look forward to following you!

Kerrie Sherrell said...

Yay! There are so many ways to incorporate flip books in the classroom, and the kids love them every time! Thanks for following!

Heather's Heart said...


I love your blog! I love all of your word study activities!

I am happy to be your newest follower and a teacher of Firsties also! =)

I would love for you to come visit me when you get the chance. I will be stopping by to stalk often! =)

Heather's Heart

Laura said...

I would like to suggest ~or~ be color-coded orange "~or~ange."

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