Monday, September 1, 2014

Word Families / Onset and Rime Paint Chip Sliders

Now that we are homeschooling, I try to do everything possible to find exciting ways to teach the kids things that might normally be kind of a bore.  This week AG is reviewing her Oak Meadow word families from the first grade curriculum, so I decided to make some fun (and colorful) sliders for her to review with.  

What you will need:
  • Paint chips found at any store that sells paint.  You will need large chips displaying only one color and the long strips that display multiple colors.  The large chips will be for the "onsets" and the long strip will be for the "rimes."
  • A large square paper puncher or you can do what I did and make a template and cut the squares using a hobby knife.  
  • A black permanent marker. 

There really isn't a whole lot to this DIY project.  All you really need to do is make sure that you have a square cut large enough on your "onset" paint chip to display your "rime" paint chip.   Decide how big your hole needs to be, cut or punch (again, I cut by making a template from one of the "rime" chips), and write your onset and rimes accordingly!

For the Oak Meadow first grade curriculum, you will need the following twenty-one word families:

  • ad
  • ag
  • an
  • ap
  • ar
  • at
  • aw
  • ay
  • ed
  • et
  • id
  • ig
  • ill
  • in 
  • ip
  • it 
  • go
  • ot
  • ow
  • ug
  • ut

I copied the pages out of the Oak Meadow "Word Families" book so that AG could use the sliders side by side with the story.

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