As we do word studies in our classroom, the children apply the song to other word families that are introduced. For example, "ent" makes the sound of "ent." Add a "t" and you have "tent." Add a "w" and you have "went" . . . "bent and cent and dent and silent." So as they are busy working during Readers' Workshop, I often hear them singing this song to read other words in the classroom. That's when I know a strategy is working for my students because we ultimately want them to be able to transfer their learning to other areas and also be independent with this strategy. Sometimes our students just need an anchor as a connection to other words.
Here is a video of how I use it in my classroom. This song works on the word families that contain "ank," "ink," "ight," "ice," and "ay."
Wiki Stik Making Words"and" makes the sound of "and." Add a "h" and you have "hand." Add a "b" and you have "band." IT'S GREAT TO BE READING AND SPELLING!
|If you can read . . . you can read . . . .|
If you can spell . . . . you can spell . . .
|Write a story with the word families.|
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