Some of my students are having terrible trouble with the following tricky words:
The don’t call them “tricky” for nothing! They look similar, too similar, and only some can be “sounded out” correctly. So, where to begin?!
It is important to draw their attention to the familiar chunk in all these words :
I have created a word slide to help make the similarities and differences between the words more obvious. I also think that it is kinda cute! What do you think?
You just slide the letter up into the window to create a “tricky word”. Generally, after doing this for a few days the penny will drop
To download your free word sliders please click on the image below. There are two different images to choose from, a Gingerbread Man and Monkey Business.
Note: When downloading don’t forget to have your gmail or google docs account open. Click save when requested to do so at the bottom of your screen ( the warning is because the document is large, not because it is unsafe!)
I really hope that you find this useful. Please let me know if you would like me to create some more word sliders.