Looking for a fun st patricks day printable to add some phonics fun to your St Patricks Day theme? This St patricks Day activity is a fun way for first graders to learn about words ending in y. This y phonics words activity allows kids to sort the y words by the sound them make. Simply print pdf file with free st patrick’s day printables and you are ready to play and learn!
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This simple activity gets children reading and sorting words that end in y. Teaching children to read can be a daunting task, especially if they are struggling. With my little reader that needs a little extra support, I have learned one thing. Every rule or generalization must be taught clealry and lots of practice must follow. So today, we are jumping into the wonderful world of words ending in y. This st patrick day activities is a fun, season y phonics words activity perfect for adding to your st patrick’s day lesson plans with your grade 1 students.
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Y words for kids
The letter y is a tricky little fellow. It can be a consonant or a vowel. If the y is found at the beginning of a word, it is normally a consonant. Think of words like yes, yellow, and yuck. They all make the /y/ sound.
But things change when the y is a the end of the word. A fun way to help our kids remember this, is by telling them that the “y stills the sound of the i and the e”.
So how do you know which sound the y makes.
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Well here is the generalization.
- Y makes the “i” sound with one-syllable words. Words like dry, why, and sly are examples of this. But of course English is a little confusing, and this just a generalization. Words like deny, July, and supply does not follow the generalization.
- Y normally makes the “e” sound in two-syllable words. Words like nasty, thrifty, and picky are a few examples.
And this activity helps children practice reading these words, and figuring out whether the y steals the e sound or the i sound.
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With a little cutting, this activity will be ready to be used over and over.
- First print off the pots of gold, and the gold pieces on card stock paper.
- Next, cut them out. You could laminate for extra durability if desired.
And that is it. You are ready to go.
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Now all that is left is for your little readers to read the words, and place them under the correct pot of gold. As they read, it may be helpful to have them state the rule when they are struggling using the correct sound.
Another great question to ask if they mess up with the y sound is, “Is that a word?”
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When the answer no, suggest they try the other sound. The consistent practice of reading these words will help your children master these new rules and be able to read words that end in y.
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