Magic E Work Pack

You might like to use my Magic E work pack with your class or with your child. It contains cutting, sorting, graphing, illustrating and writing activities.

It is a great way to encourage blending as there are 15 words in the pack. Some of them are real and some are nonsense. Children with reading difficulties, such as Dyslexia, often find it hard to distinguish nonsense words from real. They will need lots of practice to improve this.

Click on the image to download

What do you think? Have you any ideas to make it better? Leave me a comment 🙂

Have fun,

Miss Mernagh 🙂

Jolly Phonics Tricky Word Bingo

I have created 15 Bingo Boards and a Caller Card to teach/revise Tricky Words (1-30) from  the Jolly Phonics programme. Cute or what?! Click on the link below to download.

Tricky Words 30 Bingo-1

(don’t forget to have your Gmail or Google Docs account open)

Have fun!

Miss Mernagh 🙂

 Clipart by DJInkers

Word Slide for tricky words (the, then, them, there, they, these)

Some of my students are having terrible trouble with the following tricky words:

  • then
  • them
  • they
  • there
  • these

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 :

  • then
  • them
  • they
  • there
  • these

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.

It is pretty easy to put together. Just have a look at the photo. Fold it in half across the flap. Cut out the window and a tiny piece from the top to allow the letters to slide up and down.

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.

Have fun,

Miss Mernagh 🙂

Clipart by DJInkers