“Splat!” Literacy, Grade 1, 2


Splat!  A funny thing happens in the park when a bird drops a surprise on Sam’s face. Realistic and authentic, this is a vignette of a small event in the lives of four children.  Grammar, spelling, meanings of words and target words with -ir- spelling. The Text Study firms up the child’s understanding.

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Splat!  is a bundle of lessons in reading and writing. This is best for Grade 1 and Grade 2. This set of language tasks includes: a 2-page story about children playing in the park, target words with ir spelling, such as girl, high frequency words, a set of tasks in the Word Study based on the words in the story, and a set of questions on the content of the story in the Text Study.

Parents, teachers and non-teachers can teach a Grade 1 or Grade 2 child on a one-to-one basis or in a small group. This is a ready-to-use package with a simple story and language activities.

The reading task is two pages. It should be read twice. The first reading is for decoding and the second is for comprehension. The Word and Text Study have several numbered tasks. These include:

  • finding and writing the target spelling words,
  • writing sentences with support,
  • short forms that use the apostrophe, such as I’ll
  • ea words as in head,
  • bossy e, sometimes called the messenger e, at the end of a word such as bike,
  • write past tense of verbs that appear in the story,
  • picking out the nouns,
  • answering questions as single words, a phrase or a sentence.

These packages are in a logical sequence. Let the child read each question and watch over the student while working. The tasks have necessary information to help parent and child.

Helpful hints for non-teachers:  Teaching Literacy, Grade 1 and 2, Home School

This link is good for middle to upper primary school. It introduces children to birds in a scientific way.

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