Sunday, April 5, 2015

Meet Andrea Crawford & Sounds of -ed

Happy Easter, everyone!  I am thrilled to be a part of this new blogging community!  I love sharing different ideas, and this is a great place to do just that! 

I am Andrea from Reading Toward the Stars.  I live and teach in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  I spent 14 years of my teaching career in third and fourth grade classrooms.  For the past four years I have worked as a Reading Specialist in grades K-6 and love every minute of it.  Since becoming a Reading Specialist, I have loved working with second graders and would love to teach them if I were to return to the classroom. 
Today is Sample Sunday, and I am thrilled to share one of my favorite products with you.  My second grade students really enjoy this book and unit every year, and I enjoy helping them with this tough word study skill of hearing the ending sounds of -ed.

Last year I created this little book to help them hear and understand the endings.  They really enjoyed reading the book all about cars racing around the track.  We aren't too far from Martinsville Speedway, so our students know a lot about racing and keep up with it.

Every Friday I have a game day with all of my student groups.  They really enjoyed playing this game where they went around the track reading different words with the -ed sounds and sorting them.

I created an entire unit to go with this, and part of it is a sort for the students to do together and on their own.  

If you want to try the sort, you can grab it from my Dropbox as part of Sample Sunday by clicking on the picture below.
Click on the picture to get your copy.

If you would like to check out the entire unit, you can head to it by clicking {here} or on the image below.

I hope you and your students enjoy it and find it helpful!  Mine sure did.  Enjoy the rest of your Easter!  And if you are on Spring Break this week, like I am, enjoy every minute of it!

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