Sharing The Planet – KG2

MS.MAHSA’S CLASS

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 Nice Bulletin Board 🙂

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Room 170

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Islamic Corner – Room 170

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Arabic Corner Ms.Mahsa’s Class

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Related concepts in Literacy

We have been learning about short vowel sounds and are starting our transition into digraphs.  I recently read a blog post titled “Aa says /o/?” that made me rethink how I teach spelling. With my new found knowledge in mind I taught the below lesson.

I gave each table group 21 words to sort.  Each group had the same list of words.  All I told them was to ORGANIZE them into groups. They could decide how they do it but they had to have a reason. Below are some pictures of how they sorted the words.

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This groups sorted using the first letter.
This group used the ck ending and vowels.
This group used the ck ending, t ending, p ending and the ‘u’ vowel in the middle.
This group did not finish but they sorted alphabetically.
This group did not finish but they sorted “alphabetically”.
This group sorted using the ck ending and vowels.
This group sorted using the ck ending and vowels.
This groups used vowels and ck ending.
This group used vowels to sort and one group had ck ending.

It was very interesting to see what they came up with.  I took pictures and then projected it onto the board.  Before we started our discussions I asked them to have an open mind and listen to their class mates’ perspectives and that it is okay if they think something different than you do. Each group took turns sharing their thinking with the class.  This also gave other students and me the opportunity to ask questions about their thinking.

The next day, I challenged them to organize the words into only two groups.  This is what they came up with.

This group
This group organized their words by ck ending and c beginning.  They were unsure what to do with the other words.
this group
This group did ck ending and the rest of the words.
this group
This group organized their words using the ck ending and the rest of the words.
this group
this group used ck ending and the rest of the words.
this group
This groups did words that had a c in it and the rest of the words.

We then discussed what they all had in common.  Almost all the groups saw the ck ending.  This led us right into our discussion of what a digraph is.