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Homework Help: 2/24/14-2/28/14
The letter Y can make 3 different sounds (weird, I know..). Where the "Y" is located determines the sound that it makes. If the "Y" is at the end of a word it can make 2 sounds, /i/ (butterfly) and /e/ (monkey). If the "Y" is in the middle of a word, it makes the short /i/ sound (gym).
Focus on students knowing all the different sounds a "Y" can make, including the consonant "yuh" sound.
At Home Activity: Write words with different "Y" sounds on index cards. Have students practice reading the word and "FLIPPING THE SOUND"*.
Flipping The Sound: Student tries to read a word and decides whether the word sounds right the way he or she has read it. If it does not, student can try all the different sounds that the vowel can make.
Math: We will be focusing on Comparing Numbers in Story Problems. For example,
"Ninja Bunny has 7 magical eggs. Ninja Kitty has 5 magical eggs. How many more magical eggs does Bunny have than Kitty?"
- Have child read the problem at least 3 times.
- Circle numbers and key words. Have students underline the question.
- Help student visualize problem by using objects (marbles, coins, etc.) or food (I like to use pretzel gold fish).
- The following model is what we are using in class :)
HOPE THIS HELPS! If you have any questions feel free to contact me :)
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