I love how cute the bald eagles turned out! This is a picture of our Chit-Chit message. These messages are how I teach and review phonics, reading and language skills. There is no better way to teach letter sounds and sound chunks than in the context of authentic reading and writing. We read a sentence just as it is written and then use our schema and other context clues to help us figure out what would make sense in the sentence. Once we think we have it figured out then we stretch the words and write the missing sounds. I always end the message with a question so that the kids can turn and CHIT-CHAT with a partner about what they learned.
Statue of Liberty's
I am amazed at how good these turn out every year. They are little artists!
This is a copy of how I organize and teach my America unit.