Finally, I write several of the words we built together on blue cards. Then I hold up the yellow cards one by one. The students must decide which blue word the yellow word would rhyme with. It amazes me how much difficulty some second graders still have with rhyming words. I guess it’s a good thing we are still practicing and reviewing rhyming words!
Up above you can see the word plan. I then added the e to the end. I asked the students to think about whether the word changed or not. I had the students turn to a partner and talk it out. When they came back, all but 4 kids said the word changed. I asked them how they knew the word changed. One of my little darlings said, “When you have a word that has a vowel, not-a-vowel, and then an e, the first vowel says its name.” I love the way second graders describe things at the beginning of the year 🙂
I’ll be sharing about my start with friendly letters in the next few days.