Sample Video For The A_E/Safe Picture/Word Pages
The video file below shows a sample lesson for the a_e/safe picture/word pages in Phonetic Words And Stories, Book 2. This oral blending activity is called the "robot game" because the teacher pronounces the words "like a robot."
You can study the picture/word pages in the Phonetic Words And Stories books from the student books. In a classroom, you can work from from a laptop computer if you don't have access to printed copies of the book. Attach the laptop to a projector and display the picture/word pages side by side on a large screen. Students will find the pictures and words on the screen using a long pointer or yardstick. Scroll down to see a sample video for the a_e pages.
Working With The Picture/Word Pages For A_E
Click on the green button on the right to see a video lesson for these two pages. The instructions for the lesson sequence have change slightly since I recorded this video. Following the newer instructions the teacher will segment all of the words first (break the words apart into its separate sounds), while students find the matching pictures. Then the teacher will segment all of the pictures, while students find and read the related words.
The pages below show other picture word pages that are used to teach long a patterns. I have not done videos for those pages.
Reading The Practice Stories
Students will study one long a picture/word page each day. After studying the last of those pages, students will be ready to read a short practice story that includes long a words. First the teacher reads the story aloud to the whole class, asking questions to be sure the students understand the story. Then the teacher and the class take turns reading the story one line at a time. The students read in unison. Next the class divides into three rotating small groups. The teacher works with one small group at a time. Students take turns reading the pages of the story aloud. This allows the teacher to assess how well each student is reading and provide immediate feedback and assistance to individual students as needed. All of the students in the group track the print in their book as the reading proceeds.
When working in small groups, first have students read the story all the way through on the pages with color-coded vowels. Then have students read the same story again, using the all black print.