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Picture Books:
                      Image result for little pea book
Chicka Chick Boom Boom                        Little Pea
by Bill Martin Jr.                                         by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Image result for duck on a bike                  Image result for bear wants more
Duck on a Bike                                     Bear Wants More
by David Shannon                                by Karma Wilson
Image result for jerry pallotta book        Image result for chris van allsburg fall book
The Dinosaur Alphabet Book                Jumanji
(or any of his alphabet books!)              by Chris Van Allsburg
by Jerry Pallotta 
Chapter books: 
Image result for heartbeat by sharon creech      Image result for wonder
Heartbeat                                              Wonder
by Sharon Creech                                 by R.J. Palacio
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Pictures of Hollis Woods                   Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by Patricia Reilly Giff                         by J.K. Rowling
Image result for loser by jerry spinelli                Image result for artemis fowl
Loser                                               Artemis Fowl
by Jerry Spinelli                               by Eoin Colfer
Image result for sarah plain and tall book                  Image result for percy jackson books
Sarah, Plain and Tall                       The Lightning Thief
by Patricia MacLachlan                   by Rick Riordan
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...
       The man who never reads lives only one. 
-George R. R. Martin


Open Syllable Multi-sensory Chant

This is a multi-sensory chant for Open Syllables. A Vowel in an open, accented syllable is long. Code it with a macron.

Glass Bead Tray- Emergent Reading Center

Sample center for using glass bead trays to practice multi-sensory letter writing.

Bumpy Pad center

Sample center using the bumpy pad (plastic canvas from WalMart) to learn letters. The bumpy pad makes the activity more multi-sensory.

Combination Chant (6 Syllable Types)

This is a multisensory chant for learning what a "combination" is. Combinations are "letters that come together in an unexpected way." For example, qu is a combination because the q is read as /k/ and the u is read as /w/. R-controlled vowels are also combinations. For example, when we see ar in the word star, we would expect that it would be a closed syllable (a vowel followed by a consonant to close in the syllable). That would make the vowel short, and we would pronounce the a with the short sound, as in the word apple. However, we know that the syllable type is R-controlled/ Vowel-R/ or "Bossy R" and the r is controlling the vowel sound. Therefore, we call the grapheme combination ar because a and r are coming together in an unexpected way. We code it with an arc underneath the ar.

Adjacent and Alike Consonants CC

This is a multisensory chant for coding adjacent and alike consonants in words. When we find adjacent and alike consonants in a word, they usually make one sound. We usually will cross out the second. For example: In kiss, we only pronounce the /s/ sound one time in the word. When we code the ss, we would draw a slash through the second s so your eye can remind your brain that we only say the /s/ one time. Other words with alike and adjacent consonants: buzz, fill, mess, staff, dripping, butter Exceptions: 1) Final Stable Syllables, [Consonant-l-e words that we refer to as "bubble words." Bubble words are both FSS and have alike and adjacent consonants, but one is a part of the Final Stable Syllable. If you are coding the word, we cross out the first double consonant because the second is protected by the bracket. Example words: bubble, giggle, waddle, stipple, puzzle, hassle 2) Some words that have the letter c for adjacent and alike consonants. We have to remind our students of the c pronunciation rules in order to make decisions about how many sounds the letter c will make in the words: c } a, o, u, C = /k/ examples: accost, hiccup, occupy, accrue When we are reading, and we find the letter c before a, o, u, or any Consonant, the c will be read as /k/. (We code it with a k-back- if you are coding words with your students.) c } e, i, y = /s/ examples: access, succinct, success When we are reading, and we find the letter c before e, i, or y, the c will be read as /s/. (We code it with a cedilla- if you are coding words with your students.) Example word: access In the word access, the first c is before a Consonant (another c) and is read as /k/. The second c in the word is before an e and is read as /s/. Therefore the c makes two different sounds in the word, and you would pronounce both sounds when saying the word.

Learn letters in Name with 3D Letters- Emergent Reading Center

Sample center using 3D Letters to help students learn the letters in their names.

Name Puzzle- Emergent Reading Center

Sample center for Emergent Readers to help students learn the letters in their names using name puzzles.

Wall Letter Tracing- Emergent Reading Center

Sample center- students will trace a letter on chart paper on the wall
I am so excited to be working at Chestnut Grove Elementary! We are going to have so much fun together! 
Mrs. Ringler