I shared with you the unit I created to teach my wiggly, kinesthetic learner the 3 vowel sounds of letter A. Seeing how much he thrives when he is able to color or create during our school lesson inspired me to keep going on this path and I've created another unit teaching the short and long vowel sounds for the letter E. To download it, click the link below the second paragraph.
There are 8 worksheets, which have black and white pictures to save on ink and to allow the student to color if they are so inclined. Detailed instructions will walk you through how to teach each worksheet, including directions for a hands-on activity. One page can be used as flashcards if desired. If you're looking for pages to reinforce the vowel sound your student is learning or you need something that helps foster phonetic awareness, I hope this is helpful to you.
Day 1: We made an alphabet lapbook page about letter E, making sure to emphasize the fact that E can make two main sounds, the short and long (We don't use folders to make lapbooks that fold out, I simply used one piece of cardstock per letter of the alphabet and had him glue stuff on the front and back, then hole punched it and put it in a 3 hold binder.)
Day 2: I had my student do 3 pages in Explode the Code Book 1, Lesson 8 (short e sound) because I wasn't sure what to do next and keep hoping the workbook style will fit him since he did great with the primers. The sentences overwhelm him so we did pages with individual words.
Day 3: We did a coloring page with objects that start with the letter E sounds. This sparked his creativity (he wasn't pleased with day 2's workbook at all) and he wanted to find more pictures/stickers to add to his alphabet lapbook page for letter E, so we did.
Day 4: Read "My e Book" by Jane Belk Moncure and completed 1 page in the Explode the Code Book 1 workbook
Day 5: I created a simple 8 page book with short phrases and sentences and blank pages. I printed off black and white clipart for my student to color, cut, and paste onto the appropriate pages. He enjoyed this and was not as overwhelmed since there was one sentence per page and the activity broke it up. Good problem solving to figure out what picture went where also.
Day 6: Student did 2 pages (again, not those with sentences) in Explode the Code Book 1
Day 7: Student read me the book he created on Day 5. I created a second simple 8 page book with different words but the same concept since he'd enjoyed the first so well and had less anxiety reading in that format.
Day 8: We did the first 4 pages of the Unit I created for teaching the Vowel sounds of Letter E (download above)
Day 9: We did the final 4 pages of the Unit.
This may seem like overkill, but realize this particular student learns best when able to be active, and in lessons that are confined to 20 minutes or less in length. He seems to be a right-brain learner whereas I am a left-brained teacher. We are making good progress and keeping our chins up as we learn from each other!
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