So this week I brought some pre-printed word bubbles.
I also brought scissors, colored pencils, paper, magazines, and glue sticks.
We did two different activities with these word bubbles.
First, we used the word bubbles to imagine what the animals in National Geographic photos might be saying. These examples both use Sasha's "best guess" spelling, which is appropriate for Sasha's current level of cognitive development. "Best guess" spelling requires her to problem-solve by making good guesses based on her developing sense of phonemic awareness, rather than simply copying down the letters an adult dictates. I don't correct her spelling at this stage unless she explicitly asks me to. I usually remind her that as long as she can read it, the spelling is not important in activities like this.
|"ready for take-off"|
I also did some research on comic books and graphic novels aimed at emergent readers. I'm hoping to get some of these from the library this week! Here's the list:
Zita the Spacegirl
Little Adventures in Oz
The Scary Godmother
Flora & Ulysses
I'm excited to see what else we can do with comics as a format for literacy activities. Maybe develop our own short comic book!