My daughter is so proud that she can read simple consonant-vowel-consonant words now. She still needs to sound them out sometimes, but it comes with ease now. Because she’s gotten to this point of fluency, she can read for understanding.
The best activity we’ve done lately is switched the right words to the wrong words. It makes for a funny sentence. I made up a center for her to practice sentences editing and correcting CVC words. In the simple sentences, which have a related image, just one letter is incorrect. The resulting sentence has a CVC word that makes no sense! Finding the errors is a hoot!
Two Options for Sentences Editing
I printed the cards with sentences and laminated them so Strawberry could write right on them using a dry erase marker. The lamination also preserves the task cards for future use!
I created a recording sheet for others to record the incorrect words and write what the word should be. I knew that Strawberry was not ready for the writing aspect of the activity. Circling the wrong word with a dry erase marker was just perfect for her.
Amusing an Early Reader
Now that Strawberry has learned to sound out CVC words, the world of stories is opening. The best part of our sentences editing project was that she could find the humor in the incorrect words.
Check out some sample sentences:
Her bright wed sled is fast.
The tot can hit the pat.
The water gum is lots of fun!
The cop mops the web spot.
She understands it all! And she finds it hilarious.
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