A quick activity I used to use was repetitive stories – eg give children title eg Look at the —
and they have to write as many sentences as they can (look at the boy, Look at the sun etc) as well as giving them practise at sounding out last word, it also helps them with fluency in writing basic words.
Sometimes we would write each sentence in a different colour, or children would choose their sentence starter from the box (Look at the, Here is a, I like the… etc)
Diana Rigg has some cards in the “First Reading Words” resource (http://www.pld-literacy.org/learning-resources/72/first-reading-words) – they start with just the cvc words and build up to simple sentences. You have a picture on one side of the card and you fold it over so the child can’t see the picture. They have a go at reading the word/sentence and then you reveal the picture so they can check if they were right. My prep kids love it and have improved their ability to blend cvc words and read basic sentences in the last four or five weeks that I’ve been using it.
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