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Friday, November 22, 2013

The Gift of Reading Blog Hop-- Stop #8

Welcome to Luckeyfrog's Lilypad. You have arrived at  


At each blog stop, you will be gathering Reading gifts and freebies.  In each post you will find a picture of a snowman with a letter on it. Collect all of the letter to solve the mystery quote to enter the giveaway. Record all of the letters on your recording sheet and follow each blog along the way so that you can enter the amazing giveaway at the end!

The hop is set up as a loop, so you may start anywhere along the hop, but if you would like to start at the beginning you may go to A Day In The Life of A Title I Teacher's blog.  This is also where you will go after you finish the hop to enter the giveaway!!

I'm so glad you're here! I'm a reading specialist in Ohio and I have always loved reading. I've even gotten a chance to work with Scholastic Reading Club this year!

The last two years, I taught 2nd and 3rd grade. These students are just starting to venture past decoding and into deeper books with more emotion and more complicated, interesting stories- which I LOVE!

The tricky part, though, is that while many of them can do basic word decoding, they struggle with the bigger words that come with these new books (especially chapter books!). I work with my students a lot on "chunking," or breaking a big word apart into smaller parts that they know or can decode. 

I developed a few games for my class that specifically help my students build confidence at breaking apart these smaller words and get better at recognizing phonics patterns within multisyllabic words. 

The words are slightly split apart to help students develop this skill, and use common suffixes.

To make it more fun, I turned this into a card game with "Naughty" or "Nice" cards that will randomly turn up in the game and cause them to give back cards or get extra cards! The kids in my class have really loved this type of game and I see a huge difference in their willingness to dive in and apply their phonics skills to even those "big" words!

You can pick up Naughty or Nice: A Multisyllabic Word Decoding/ Fluency Game here at my TpT store. (Be sure to check out some of my other freebies while you're there!)

My secret letter is...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope that you enjoyed your gift and learned something new. If you would like to be the first to know about new post, giveaways, and blog hops follow me on Bloglovin' by clicking the image below. You can find my other social media on the top right of the page!

Don't stop now! Hop on over to Mrs. D's Literacy Lab to pick up another amazing reading gift! Happy Holidays! 

If you get lost along the way download the Hop Map here to easily pick back up where you left off! 

Thank you so much for visiting! Enjoy the hop!

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  1. Love this little blog hop! Thanks for all the freebie.. We just started a blog and would love if you'd check it out. We just posted a bunch of freebies and are having a giveaway =)

  2. My students need more work in this skill. Thank you for making it a fun way to get some extra practice in!
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. Jenny, this is a super cute activity and so appropriate for my struggling readers. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us!

    Read With Me ABC

  4. With regard to older, school age kids and for home-education, just work through the actual alphabet progressing as quick as your child has the capacity to go. I have just visited a site hooked on phonics which is really awesome. Thank you for this article


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