Do you have a voracious reader in your life? Are you scrambling to find reading activities for your child? You want to guide your child with some fun reading activities but you don’t want to bore him.
I get it.
Today is your lucky day.
Psst…Look below…yes, down there…you should see four easy reading activities that will change your life. I only speak the truth.
#1 – Compound Word Puzzles
I used index cards and a marker to create several cards with compound words written on them. I then used scissors to cut the words in “half” to break up the compound word. The control of error is the puzzle piece. My boys love compound word reading activities that involve puzzles.
#2 – Word Families
Simple. We love simple, right?I used old file folders that I was about to recycle. I cut them in strips and wrote the ending sound on the outside of the strip. When you open the file folder, the word family is revealed to the reader. Bam! Word family reading activities are a favorite in our home.
#3 – Silent “E”
I am not sure why but I love the “silent e” work in Montessori. I think it is cool that adding an “e” to the end of the sentence changes the sound of the other vowel. Luckily for me, my sons think it is cool, too. I used index cards to write the original word without the “silent e”. Then I wrote an “e” on a single index card. We reviewed the word without the “silent e” and then the concept of “when there are two vowels, the second vowel is silent and we say the name of the first vowel.” Then slide the “s” onto the original word (e.g. “can” becomes “cane”). Don’t forget to grab my FREE silent e cards!
#4 – Silent “E” work with Moveable Alphabet
Simple and inexpensive. You may just have these items in your home or classroom already. So (gasp!) you don’t need to spend a dime. I love those types of reading activities.
Thanks for reading…