1-2-3 Come Do Some SC Blend Activities With Me!
It's sometimes difficult to find interesting activities for teaching blends. I decided since I was designing scarecrow items, I'd make some for the SC blend.
To introduce the SC blend, set a one-minute timer; challenge students to write down as many SC words as they can think of, before the timer rings. I've included a worksheet for this, as well as one for how many words students can make using the letters in the word scarecrow.
The SC Word Blend packet includes 50 words that begin with the SC blend. There's an anchor chart alphabetically listing them, + separate word cards you can put on your word wall or use for flashcards, alphabetizing, vowel sorting, or Memory Match and "I have; who has?" games.
Combine them with the 50 SC pocket cards for more activities. The pocket cards feature dashed SC letters at the beginning of the word. Students can trace them with a red dry erase marker.
Add the scarecrow "Kaboom!" cards to make games even more fun. See the tip list of what to do with word cards to find out the directions.
I find that simply writing the words helps reinforce word recognition and usage. So that this is not a tedious or boring activity, students can write the words in their own SC blend word book.
Encourage students to look up definitions for words that are new to them and include them. There's a cover and recording page. To make printing easier, I made 2 on a page.
Another way to record words, is via the bookmark. As students learn words they can add them to their list.
There are also several worksheets, where students trace, write and alphabetize the words, fill in the SC blend to make words, as well as use the words to fill in the blanks to complete simple sentences.
For more writing practice, there's a story-starter: "No matter how hard Scarface, the scarecrow, tried to be scary, he just wasn't!"
Encourage students to use as many SC blend words as makes sense; underlining them as they go. Who incorporated the most?
Any of these activities would be great Daily 5 options, for the word work or writing portions.
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I also spent some time searching YouTube for cute video clips reviewing the SC blend. The only one I found worth taking a look at, was a 2-minute animated clip. Click on the link above to take a look.
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