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Word Families SMARTboard and Cut, Paste and Spell Worksheets - 05/11/2013
Hi Friends! The year is winding down and summer is on the horizon.  The sand and sea is calling me and creating SMARTboard centers is one of the way I am passing my time until school is out.  It is nice to be able to do this now, because in the beginning of the year there is no time to create SMARTboard files. I love my SMARTboard, but creating good centers is soooo time consuming.  And I do not want just any centers, I have high standards. SMARTboard files need to meet 3 criteria.  First, they must match my word study/spelling for the week.  I mean, they don't have to match perfectly, but if I am teaching short vowels to a group, they need centers that target their level.   Second, all centers have to be self-checking.  I cannot have a center that will pull me away from my word study groups.  Finally, the center needs to be long enough to last the whole time, which means 15-20 minutes or more. My latest SMARTboard files have turned out wonderfully.  I wanted some SMARTboard files to start off next year in first grade that targeted beginning short vowels.  I specifically wanted short vowel word families and a high rate of student success.  Here is what I came up with:   I contrasted many word families that had voiced and unvoiced consonants.  If you are not familiar with that, the /b/ sound is voiced, because when you make the sound, you use your voice and vibration.  The /p/ sound is unvoiced because ...

Word Families SMARTboard and Cut, Paste and Spell Worksheets



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