Let’s face it, reading is hard. There are barriers each reader faces that can impede comprehension.
(One of my biggest pet peeves is parents and teachers who say, “He can read anything you want, he just can comprehend it.”)
So many times students will read too quickly and make errors with regards to reading endings.
After talking to some of the teachers in my school, we decided to make cards that students could practice reading endings.
Teachers could use the cards as a warm up to reading groups.
Each child could read a card, reading each ending, then pass the card to the right.
The first type of lesson would be using CVC words that would be easily decodable.
Students will look at the picture and read the words to the right. Students will read through the whole word to determine the spelling of the word.
Another practice idea is using the endings cards.
This is perfect for the students who do not read through the whole word and have errors with word endings.
Students will read the whole card, reading new word endings each time, then pass the card to the right.
It is a perfect practice for small group practice before the new book.
After students are familiar with the endings, you can select a card and ask them to choose the word that fits a sentence read aloud, written on a dry erase board, or chosen from the book. Students need to read the endings, but they also need to understand the syntax behind “what sounds right.”