Curriculum Guides

Topics: Spelling, Syllable, Phrase Pages: 12 (3978 words) Published: June 19, 2013
Curriculum Guides
Kelly Santee
Grand Canyon University: SPE 514
January 23, 2013

Table of Contents
Reading Curriculum GuidePage 3
Writing Curriculum GuidePage7
Spelling Curriculum GuidePage9
Math Curriculum GuidePage11
RubricPage 16

Reading Curriculum Guide
Phonological Awareness:
Elkonin Boxes: Individual or Small Group
Objective of Strategy: building phonological awareness by segmenting and blending sounds and syllables as well as identifying phonemes in a word Procedures:
1. Draw Elkonin sound boxes (a box for each phoneme, or sound not letter, in the word) on paper or dry erase board. F| I| SH|

2. Distribute counters, unifix cubes, or letter tiles (if the student is ready to use the letter sounds to spell the word) and place the materials above the box. There is one object per box. 3. Model the activity – say each phoneme/sound in the word and slide the object into the corresponding box as the sound is said. Go back to the left and repeat the sounds sliding their finger in the reading direction under the sounds then blend the sounds “say it fast,” to read the word. /fff/ /iiii/ /shsh/ say it fast – fish. Extension Activities:

Listen for a certain sound in a word. If the sound is in the beginning of the word place the counter in the first box, middle of the word place it in the middle box, end of the word place the counter in the last box. Give the student several letters after letter-sound correspondence has been introduced then say a word and as you say the word, the student moves the correct letter into the correct box. After this you can also have the students manipulate the phonemes by changing one sound to make a new word and the student has to change the correct sound in the correct box. Say a word and have the student write and spell the word in the boxes. ("Classroom strategies elkonin," 2013)

Syllable Patterns: Syllables, Words, and Pictures (Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) phonics activity number p.029) All materials needed are obtainable from the FCRR website for phonics activities under syllable patterns. I use activities from FCRR regularly in classroom to reinforce concepts and skills. The activities are designed to be center activities but we usually do them as a small group. Activity Objective: Blend syllables into words

1. Place the syllable cards face down in rows in front of the students (in the same manner as a game of memory match). Provide the students with an answer sheet. 2. Students take turns selecting two cards and reading the cards to see if the syllables blend together to form a word. 3. If a word is formed, the student writes that word on the answer sheet next to the corresponding picture and set the cards aside. If the syllables do not form a word the student will return the syllables to the places they removed them from. 4. Continue until the student completes the student answer page. Extension Activities:

Provide the students with answer sheets minus the pictures. When using this activity in a small group instead of as an individual activity, have the students take turns turning over the cards for the whole group to see and each member of the group will blend the syllables to determine if a word is made and be the first to raise their hand (or ring a bell, buzzer if they are available) and the student that is first to get it correct gets to write down the word. Continue until all words are formed. If you do not want to make it a competition, have all students raise their hand when they know if a word has been made then the student who drew the cards will answer and if a word is made all write it down and all read the word after it is said so all practice reading the word. As students’ abilities progress, use three syllable words and three cards. ("Phonics syllable patterns," 2006)

Phrases: Fluent...

References: Fluency fluent phrasing f.012. (2006). Retrieved from
Intervention central main idea maps
Phonics syllable patterns p.029. (2006). Retrieved from
Harris, K.R., Graham, S., Mason, L.H., & Friedlander, B. (2008). Pow + www. Powerful writing strategies for all students (pp. 77 – 126). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.
Effective spelling strategies. (2013). Retrieved from
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Steedly, K., Dragoo, K., Arefeh, S., & Luke, S. D. (2012, August). Effective math instruction. Retrieved from
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