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Solution Sunday: Blending and Word Construction Made Fun for Struggling Readers

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Solution Sunday - Reading Intervention

Solution Sunday – Reading Intervention

The Problem:  Blends and letter/sound patterns in words can be tough for any new reader, but for students that struggle with reading it is an even bigger challenge.  Many reading intervention strategies have letter cards that are used during tutoring sessions.  Having a way to display those cards in a distraction-reduced way is particularly challenging.

Never fear!  Really Good Stuff® Solutions is here!

The Solution:  Imagine being able to stand the letter cards up so that students could see them easily.  Imagine being able to label under each letter the consonant-vowel pattern for that word.  Now imagine having a place to store all of those cards too.  The Really Good Stuff® Word Blending Desktop Pocket Chart and Stand features a set of 41 laminated letter cards and 10 sound position cards.  The 19”W x 10”H X 7”D folding pocket chart also has a convenient storage pocket on the bag to keep all of your cards in one place.  Use it for individual or small group work when introducing or reinforcing sound patterns and letter substitution.  It is the perfect solution for the reading specialist on-the-go or the classroom teacher who wants to help get her small groups excited about phonics and reading.

Enter to win the Solution Sunday Giveaway and your very own Really Good Stuff® Word Blending Desktop Pocket Chart and Stand HERE!

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59 comments
Lindsay Little
Lindsay Little

I am a special education teacher grades k-5. I would use this fabulous manipulative to help teach and guide my students during reading instruction. It provides a great visual and hands on experience at the same time! This is a wonderful response to intervention for struggling readers!!

Joseph
Joseph

I would use it to enforce learning of the words the children have learned in class. It would be an ideal tool for whole group and small group. We need more manipulatives like these for hands on work

Linda
Linda

I would use this to use for both intervention in small groups and in my word work center.

Roy
Roy

It could be used in center work

Twila
Twila

I would use this for small group work

Gloria
Gloria

I would use this tool to help my struggling readers.

Lisa Creely
Lisa Creely

This would be perfect for the students who are an RtI tier 3 in reading. I would use this with those students to help them with their phonics and decoding skills.

Ronett Alfaro
Ronett Alfaro

I would use the Blending and Word Construction for introducing new concepts during whole group and reteaching those same concepts to small groups who have reading difficulty.

Jenn
Jenn

I would use it with my struggling readers in small group instruction.

Lauren
Lauren

I would LOVE to use this during small group! My school is implementing the Words Their Way program next year which teaches students to recognize spelling patterns (such as CCVC). After the students were familiar with their spelling pattern I would put the pocket chart and cards at a center for them to use with a partner. I'm teaching first grade next year for the first time and this would be perfect!

Catherine
Catherine

I would use with all my kids to teach types of syllables.

Jennifer Bellerive
Jennifer Bellerive

I would love to have this for center time. I have ability level groups and could get some great use out of this set with my lower level groups.

martina
martina

I would use this with my Kindegarten class in our morning drills and also in our Reading stations. I like that it is small to use at a table and the info on the bottom can be changed too.

Ashley Pettruny
Ashley Pettruny

I would use this to help my struggling readers understand the word/patterns. Visuals always help!

Danielle
Danielle

I will use this with my Title I students. It is a great visual tool to help them see the words. I like the silent 'e' part especially because my students struggle a lot with that.

Beth V
Beth V

I would use this with my special education students. We have a small group and the students would love to take turns making words for the others to blend!

Jackie Ballantine
Jackie Ballantine

I would definitely use this during my RTI small group times. It looks like a very appealing activity to encourage hands on learning of what can prove to be a challenging skill for my Kindergarten students. There's a lot to learn in one short year and this would be a very valuable instrument.

Mindy
Mindy

I would use this with word blending inside the classroom to have a visual (that some students need) and outside the classroom with my own daughter who is learning how to spell words.

Jill Vaught
Jill Vaught

I would use this pocket chart stand in intervention groups. I will be teaching first grade for the first time in the fall after teaching kindergarten for 6 years. What a wonderful way to encourage struggling readers in small group. The majority of my students are ELL. They really do need this visual to support their reading.

Michelle N.
Michelle N.

I would use this with my kindergartners during small group reading instruction.

Ronda Walton
Ronda Walton

I think this would come in handy in hallway during waiting times at bathroom or at end of day for quick response word practices, really reviewing the drills you used it for in small group reading. Also as a literacy centers. I could go on and on with how I would use so yes, I would love to win

Jennifer
Jennifer

Being a first grade teacher, this would be perfect for my classroom. I could use this during whole group instruction to model, as well as for center time and independent practice!

Gwen
Gwen

I will use this pocket chart in a small group of readers who are struggling with blends and other phonics skills (silent e). I will have one child sound out all the letters in the word and then blend it - of course after I model. We can also integrate a review of what letters are vowels and consonants.

Sharon
Sharon

I teach first grade and would use this with my guided reading groups to show the word patterns we are working on.

Joanne M
Joanne M

This would be great to have as we begin working on word families in our Pre K class.

Sherry
Sherry

Small reading group and individual student sorting. Love it!

Teresa
Teresa

I'd use this with small groups in my multisensory language program block.

Marilyn
Marilyn

I would use this intervention chart at my small group table to introduce and reinforce words. Struggling readers and visual learners would really benefit from this. It looks amazing.

Melissa
Melissa

I use The Sisters "Daily Five" in my classroom. This would be perfect for Word Work as well as whole group and small group mini-lessons and one-on-one conferring.

Vickie Miller
Vickie Miller

I would use this in my 1st grade classroom with my special ed students, esol students,and struggling students during small group time. This really would be used for all my children for making works, blending, rhyming words, and nonsense words. Children learn better with hands on and visuals. This would be perfect for my classroom! Any teacher would love to have this in their classroom!

lori
lori

I would use this Blending and Word Construction pocket chart with my reading groups.

Debbie
Debbie

I do word building activities everyday in small groups at many levels. This would be a wonderful tool for those activities. I would love to have it for summer school in July! Please? :-)

BJ
BJ

This would be amazing to use for centers and small groups in the classroom. What a great addition to any room to help kids learn how to blend. Fingers crossed you pick me!!!!

Samantha
Samantha

I have been wanting those for two years! I would use this in my small groups and our interventions with my struggling students! Pick me pick me!!!!

Cheri Turman
Cheri Turman

I would use this as an intervention with my low reading groups.

Ali Labrado
Ali Labrado

I teach a dual language kinder class. I would use the pocket chart with my small groups & at-risk students to break down, sound out, & create words.

Doreen Bednarski
Doreen Bednarski

As a 1st grade special education teacher, I would use this daily with my students. My students are more successful with visuals & being able to manipulate the letters will be beneficial. Of course this could be used with all of the students in the class when working on word work.

Stephanie
Stephanie

I would use this as a resource for MTSS, as a center and small groups. This would be a great tool in my classroom.

Sherry Carver
Sherry Carver

I would use the desk top pocket chart and cards to teach Rhyming Words. First, I would place the letter cards (c-a-k-e) in the pockets. Next, I would say the word. Students repeat,"cake". Then, I would tell them, to make a rhyming word, I would replace the first consonant letter C with letter B. I would say the new word and have the students repeat the new word. "Bake!" Replace the letter b with the letter m, and the word becomes "Make". Say, and students repeat. Allow students to think of other words that rhyme and allow them to replace the beginning letter. For example: Lake, Rake, Fake, Take, Wake.

Valerie
Valerie

This is an awesome addition to any guided reading table! I would use this in my small group instruction-DAILY! Thanks for giving a set away!! Gotta go-Im shopping for some new book bins!!

Cheryl Brouwer
Cheryl Brouwer

These would be so awesome when working with small group interventions! I can also see these as Center activities!!!

Deanah
Deanah

This would be a great tool to use with small groups after doing a few word sorts. Love this!

Sonya Cathcart
Sonya Cathcart

My kindergarten and first grade students would benefit from this item. It would be useful when students are ready to move from the phonemic awareness stage, into short vowel phonics, and then on to long vowel words, and other vowel sounds. Its a great differentiated teaching tool!

Rebecca Lacefield
Rebecca Lacefield

This would be amazing to get! I am switching to first grade next year and would use this in centers all the time!

Angela
Angela

I so needed this to work with my kiddos in small group.

Tracey Scott
Tracey Scott

I would start out using this in whole group instruction as an introduction. Then, I would move it to my small group table and use it to teach small groups of students for a few minutes at a time before we begin our reading. After we have been using for enough time that my small group is beginning to understand the concept, I would allow them to create the words. I could use pictures to show them the words they are to make. As soon as most of my students are able to do this on an independent level, I would move this to the word making center. I would use it in whole group as I am teaching a new phonics skill and move it in and out of the center throughout the year.

Margo Nordmeyer-Adams
Margo Nordmeyer-Adams

I would use it in many ways during small groups. To introduce blending skills (CVC), for reinforcement of these skills with my tier II and tier III learners. Also, to teach CCVC blends, CVCV words, and sight word practice. It would be used with peer partner practice to reinforce beginning blending skills. and for NWF. It would be an awesome tool to have in my kindergarten classroom.

Jennifer
Jennifer

I would use this in my pre-k classroom to help my students with the basics of phonics. A good foundation is the best start to reading, which is why I love to introduce reading skills in pre-k. I would start with CVC words and CCVC words and I would challenge my high students with the CVCe words! I love teaching reading to such a young age! :)

Patricia Moore
Patricia Moore

Your "Blending and Word Construction Made Fun for Struggling Readers" would provide a great visual and interactive tool for my learning disabled student......especially since I'm about to start working on CVCe words with him! :) It would help in the transfer of CVC to CVCe words. Hands-on is the way to go!