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  1. 1. Five Activities for Engaging Students with Sound/Spelling Cards Jeff Ohmer Senior National Curriculum Specialist McGraw-Hill Education jeff.ohmer@mheducation.com
  2. 2. Todays Goals 1. Five easy-to-implement activities to use in the classroom 2. Ways to engage students while teaching sound spellings 3. Learn why the Sound/Spelling Cards are crucial to teaching decoding and encoding
  3. 3. THE CARDS
  4. 4. Grade K Alphabet Sound Cards Grades 1-3 Sound/Spelling Cards The Cards
  5. 5. Unique Card Features Grade K Alphabet Sound Cards Grades 1-3 Sound/Spelling Cards
  6. 6. Additional Sound Spelling Cards
  7. 7. WHY DO WE HAVE THEM?
  8. 8. The Sound Spelling Cards Tool for students Support for encoding and decoding Not English biased Independence and confidence
  9. 9. Biggest Bang for the Buck Post them Use them Refer to them
  10. 10. FIVE ACTIVITIES USING THE CARDS
  11. 11. 1. Name the Card/Sound Why this is good: Quick recognition of the cards Learn the names How to do it: Point to or show the card Whats the name?
  12. 12. Name the Card/Sound T: Whats the name of the card? S: Dinosaur T: Whats the sound? S: /d/
  13. 13. Name the Card/Sound T: Whats the name of the card? S: Vacuum T: Whats the sound? S: /v/
  14. 14. 2. Whats the Spelling (1-3) Why this is good: Reinforces sounds and spellings Reinforces names How to do it: Use individual cards and show the picture Whats the sound? How is it spelled?
  15. 15. Whats the spelling? T: Whats the name? S: Lion T: How is it spelled? S: L
  16. 16. Whats the spelling? T: Whats the name? S: Hen T: How is it spelled? S: e, ea
  17. 17. 3. Whats the Sound Why this is good: Reinforces spellings with sounds Reinforces the use of cards How to do it: Use the individual cards and show the back Whats the sound?
  18. 18. Whats the sound? T: Whats the sound? S: /k/ T: Whats the name? S: Camera
  19. 19. Whats the sound? T: Whats the sound? S: // T: Whats the name? S: Long E
  20. 20. 4. Riddle Me This? Why its good: Reinforces Sounds Reinforces decoding/encoding How to do it: Use the cards (or call them out) to build words (using SOUNDS) Whats the word?
  21. 21. Riddle Me This? /h/ // /t/
  22. 22. Riddle Me This? /b/ /r/ // /j/
  23. 23. Riddle Me This? /s/ // /t/ //
  24. 24. Riddle Me ThisExtension Once they get the wordHow is it spelled? Encourage use of the cards to spell the word
  25. 25. Spelling /b/ /r/ /i/ /j/
  26. 26. Riddle Me Extension IISecret Password Just like Riddle Me, but teacher uses magnets to post a secret word on the board When they come in the room, they have to figure out the word Great way to start the day
  27. 27. 5. Act Out the Cards Why its good: Movement with cards Reviews names and sounds How to do it: Point to (or show) card Whats the name? Whats the sound?
  28. 28. Act Out the Cards T: (Point to Timer) Whats the name? S: Sausages T: Whats the sound? S: /ssssss/ (as they act out cooking sausages)
  29. 29. Acting Out the Cards No official movements Some schools/grade levels create them YouTube has samples
  30. 30. Digital Cards All cards available digitally Stories, spellings, and pronunciations included
  31. 31. Using the Digital Cards Partners Listen to favorite stories Listen with families Practice card before reading decodable
  32. 32. Accessing the Digital Cards Teacher and student ConnectEd account Demo account Connected.mcgraw-hill.com Username: opencourtreading Password: ocr2016
  33. 33. GO ONLINE
  34. 34. WRAPPING IT UP
  35. 35. Encouraging Student Ownership All activities shared can be initiated by students Higher engagement = higher achievement Have fun with the cards!
  36. 36. The Sound Spelling Cards Valuable tool Regular usage Direct students to the cards
  37. 37. QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
  38. 38. Five Activities for Engaging Students with Sound/Spelling Cards Jeff Ohmer Senior National Curriculum Specialist McGraw-Hill Education jeff.ohmer@mheducation.com