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Deck The Halls Reading Fun

Deck The Halls Reading Fun

 

Clothesline Reading  

Deck the Halls Reading Fun

Materials needed:

One package of index cards

One package of clothes pins (plastic or wood)

Several sheets of blank paper

One long laundry cord or rope

Markers or crayons

Beginner Levels:
Take 26 index cards and write each letter of the alphabet in lower case one on each card.
Take another 26 index cards and write each letter of the alphabet in capital letters one on each card.
1. Place all the cards all mixed up on the table in front of your child.
Ask your child to hang up the letter b, both the lower case and the capital letter. Continue to ask your child to find a letter, and hang it up both with the capital and the lower case together.
2. Place all the cards on the table just using the lower case cards.
Ask your child to find and hang up the letter that makes the sound “m.”

Continue to give your child a sound, and ask him/her to find and hang up the letter that makes that sound.

3. Place all the cards on the table using both lower case and upper case. Ask your child to find and hang up the letters that spell his/her name.

Ask your child to find and hang up the letters that spell other people in your family like Mom, Dad, etc.

Intermediate Levels:
Take 26 index cards and write each letter of the alphabet in lower case one on each card.
Take another 26 index cards and write each letter of the alphabet in capital letters one on each card.
1. Place all the cards on the table using only the lower case letters.
Ask your child to spell and hang up the letters to make the following words:
cat, hat, pet, set, dot, hop, rag, sad, sit, fit, put, tin
2. Place all the cards on the table using both the capital and lower case letters.

Ask your child to make the following sentences and hang them up.

a) The cat is fun.

b) The pan is hot.

c) I pet a dog.

You can continue to give your child more sentences or let him/her come up with their own sentences. You may need to add additional cards as you need.

Advanced Levels:
Take 30 blank index cards.
Together with your child write on 10 cards using holiday words. (Example: tree, cookies, lights)
1. Ask your child to make up sentences using these holiday word cards and writing on the other blank cards additional words to make up sentences. As s/he make up the sentences, they should hang it up on the clothes line. Here are some sentences you can use to get started.
Example: The tree has lights.
I bake cookies.
2. Make a list with your child of words about the holidays. Using these words, ask your child to write and illustrate a story and then hang it up on the clothes line. Your child can continue to add stories to the clothes line each day.

 

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