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Finding a word within a word

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Activity Type: Build Accuracy
Activity Form: Standard
Grade: 1
Group Size: Small Group
Length: 6 minutes
Materials: index cards with words on them
Goal: Given a word containing a familiar group of letters, the student can readily use his or her knowledge to say the entire word.
Items: Words containing other words or familiar groupings of letters (mask, task, late, plate, plant, scant)

What to do

  1. Show the students a word card. This is the word mask. What word do I get when I cover up the m? Good, ask. When I put an m on ask, the word means something completely different.
  2. Show them another card, preferably one with the same embedded word. This is another word with ask in it. You already know how to say ask--now just add the new first letter to the beginning. What do you get? Task. A task is a job or chore.
  3. Guide your students through the other words, letting them do more of the work as they become familiar with the concept. You may wish to make notes on their progress in an Activity Log.

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