Let’s learn to recognize and spell words with the suffixes -ly and -y.
- Talk about words ending in “ly” and how they often describe actions (e.g., slowly and calmly). Think of words to describe how to do something, like washing the dishes (e.g., quickly, loudly, happily).
Let’s learn to recognize and spell words with the letter combinations: -ine, -eat, -ale, -ock, -ell and -ink.
- Number these letter combinations from 1-6 on a sheet of paper: 1) -ine, 2) -eat, 3) -ale, 4) -ock, 5) -ell, 6) -ink. Take turns rolling a die and see if you can come up with a word that ends with the letters next to the number rolled. For example, if you roll a “6,” you’d have to come up with a word that ends with -ink, like pink. Take turns until one of you can’t come up with a new word for a given ending.
Let’s learn to read correctly at least 90 words per minute in a text with good expression.
- Select a picture book that your child knows well. You may time him or her as he or she reads one or two pages of the book. Tell him or her that this should be a fun activity and is not meant to put stress on him or her!
Can your child consistently:
- Recognize and spell words with the suffixes -ly and -y.
- Recognize and spell words with the letter combinations: -ine, -eat, -ale, -ock, -ell and -ink.
- Read correctly at least 90 words per minute in a text with good expression.
Did you know?
The Simple View of Reading (https://improvingliteracy.org/brief/learning-read-simple-view-reading) describes how reading is a function of both word identification, and language comprehension. It has proven to be the most accurate model of reading development with over 200 studies involving thousands of students.