Are you ready for the letter y?
There are so many times that we get to this letter and I am out of ideas to make it fun.
Are you in the same boat?
Well, lets look at some fun ideas to bring the letter y to life.
Check out these printable activities.
We love to practice handwriting practice to review letter formation.
We also use the sheet on the right to identifying the letter Yy.
There is also a Uu and Yy sound sorting printable.
We also chart our letter y whole group.
I project my chart onto my smart board and chart with the class.
Notice how we are coding the bossy r sounds?
This charting time is about more than the initial sound of y,
but sounding out words, clapping out syllables, talking about multiple meanings,
and all those application of phonics skills.
We also practice review all our initial sounds regularly.
I use this weekly game and activity as an assessment as well.
Students take the yogurt letter cups and find the initial sounds to put “in” them.
I can use all the ABCs as a general review or
I can pull out only the letters the students are still working on learning.
If my students sort this activity the correct way, I know they mastered initial sounds.
We also work on those tricky vowels all the time.
This yolk game is a SO MUCH FUN for sounding out words,
creating real words, and
recognize nonsense words.
Here are the eggs and their vowel yolks.
We work on these in small groups.
Once they are completed we put them our book boxes for us to read and reread.
We send our books home from time to time as well.
Our letter fun carries over into math as well.
We use these yarn theme ten frames all the time!
Happy learning my friends.