Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spooky Little Ghost Letters!

Teaching silent letters can be so much fun!
In my classroom, we call these letters ghost letters!
It really helps the kids learn the sounds.


To begin, we make a list of all the words we can think of!
At first, the kids will usually give words that just start with n or r, instead of words with kn or wr.
But they quickly get the hang of it!


Sometimes I even draw ghosts around the letters on the board or in their books.
I LOVE when they even draw them on words they find! :)


We sort words and highlight those spooky little letters.


We play games to practice reading words with ghost letters.


This Roll & Read helps build fluency AND practices those words.


The kids always love this fun little book.
They read a ghost letter word. 
Read a sentence with that word.  
Then create their own sentence. 
They get pretty creative with these!




Then we end with a fun little mini craft. :)
As a class, we brainstorm words with kn, wr, mb, and gn.   
They we add them to our own spooky little ghosts.


They'll remember those ghost letter forever!!!