These resources specifically support the requirements of the National Literacy Framework for Year 1, Term 2. However, the activities are equally suitable for use in schools where the Strategy is not being followed.
Each plan consists of:
A new short text specially written for Words and Pictures (except 'Cat's Eyes by Michael Rosen). All texts are illustrated with printer-friendly black and white designs by Christopher Gunson.
The range of texts includes: fairy tales, fables, nursery rhymes, song, non-fiction, letter writing and poetry.
Each source text is provided in A4 format and also in 'double landscape' layout to enlarge and make into a poster (see below).
Lots of ideas for using the shared text, with teaching points for text, sentence and word level work.
The activity sheets are introduced and ideas for differentiation and extension included.
Most lesson plans include 2 different activity sheets: one focussing on word level word, the other on text or sentence level work.
The activities require only a brief introduction from a teacher and are suitable for independent/group work. These sheets are also available from Consonant Clusters Print and Dopage where will find many more printable resources that may be useful in the classroom.
Lesson 1 - Final phoneme ck
Lesson 2 - Final phoneme ll, ff and ss
Lesson 3 - Initial s clusters
Lesson 4 - Initial blends with l
as the 2nd letter
Lesson 5 - Initial blends with r
or w as the 2nd letter
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