Having a haircut is not something to look forward to. Or is it?
Author(s): Joy Allcock, Bradyn McLeod
Illustrators: Peter Flavall, Moses Viliamu
Sound Focus: Word endings – ed and ing
Alignment with Ready to Read Phonics Plus
Emergent Level 5
You can use the following notes to teach students word-level reading /decoding strategies. More in-depth notes can be downloaded below.
Word-Level Reading Strategies
Total Word Count: (includes Title) 104
59 different words. 41 are high-frequency words, 35 are decodable and 4 are non-decodable vocabulary words.
Decodability Criteria: Words in this book are either high-frequency words or are decodable according to the following criteria:
• one letter = one sound (e.g. cut)
• doubled letters = one sound (e.g. dropped)
• ck sounds like a ‘k’ (e.g. tickled)
• the ed suffix on the end of verbs can sound like ‘t’ (looked), ‘d’ (prickled) or ‘id’ (ended)
Decodable Strategy: As well as revising previously taught strategies, the focus of this book is to discover that the ed patterns on the end of verbs (‘doing’ words) can be pronounced in three different ways – ‘t’, ‘d’ and ‘id’. Information for teaching the meaning of the ed pattern can be found in the downloadable teaching notes below. When students are reading words that end with ed, you can tell them how to pronounce it.
The ed on the end of snipped, snapped, looked, stroked sounds like ‘t’; the ed on the end of closed, prickled, tickled sounds like ‘d’; the ed on the end of wanted, ended sounds like ‘id’.
Non-decodable Words: High-frequency words: anyway, down, eyes, floor, for, Friday, going, have, like, long, much, my, said, the, think, time, when
Vocabulary words: mirror, hair, short, scissors
Important Vocabulary in Text:
Verbs: wanted, closed, snipped, snapped, prickled, tickled, looked, stroked, last
Nouns: hair, scissors, mirror
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