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Self-Paced: Crack the Code to Read Like a Hero- The Closed Syllable Part 1

Kim Stalker M.Ed. NBCT
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(43)
Students will be introduced to the Closed syllable type, the most common of the 6 syllable types. This is the first in a series of teaching phonics the Science of Reading way.

Class experience

US Grade Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
What is a Syllable?
In this lesson learners will gain understanding of what is a syllable. Syllables are words or word parts with one vowel sound. The learner will also review consonant and vowel sounds along with digraphs and beginning and ending blends. This lesson will also introduce the most common syllable type, the Closed Syllable.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
More About the Closed Syllable Type
In this lesson learners will continue to practice beginning and ending blends. An introduction to the Blending Board activity will be included in this lesson with some materials and instructions on how to create your own blending board to practice with at home.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Using Dictation to Strengthen the Closed Syllable
In this lesson learners will apply their knowledge of the closed syllable to write words and sentences.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Irregular High Frequency Words that Break the Closed Syllable Rule
In this lesson learners will be introduced to orthographic mapping and how it can help them remember rule breakers or irregular pronunciations for the closed syllable.
Students will be taught the closed syllable type and how to recognize it quickly. Once they can recognize it, they will know how to use the correct vowel sound  when decoding unknown words in everyday life.  
In my 28+ years of teaching I have been trained in all kinds of different ways to teach students to read.  This most recent method of teaching students to understand how and why letters make different sounds when put with other letters and placed in certain parts of the words has completely changed my way of thinking.  I have seen huge gains in the students I work with in my brick and mortar school by teaching students the syllable types and how those syllable types work together to make bigger words.  
Homework Offered
Each week students will be expected to go on a word hunt to find words to share with the class. There will be other activities to complete, passages and/or games to practice reading, dictation words and/or sentences to write. These activities will help solidify the skills.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
All activities will be reviewed and given feedback through private messages.
Grades Offered
Students will need
-white board and markers (or paper and markers)
-books for the word hunt
-any pintables uploaded for the week
- a bumpy surface such as very course sandpaper or a plastic craft canvas
- red crayon (not a marker or colored pencil)
- small index cards
Some parental support may be needed to help complete activities. 
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(43)
Hello everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know me.

I live in Arkansas with my husband. We have 2 wonderful children but we are empty nesters. They have grown and flown our nest.  I have been officially teaching for 28 years,... 
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