Monday, October 10, 2011

Scarecrow and Cow Words-Two voices of OW

Helping children remember that OW has two voices can be challenging!  These activities use the cow and scarecrow to help them remember the difference.  I have included a list of possible words for you to introduce to your students.  The idea is to glue the cows and scarecrows to the top of a large craft stick.  You will write the word down the side of the stick or glue the word strip to it (provided).  They will identify the words as "cow" words or "scarecrow" words.  There are worksheets to use in literacy stations.  Students can read the words in pairs and record them.  There are poems to use in shared reading or in a whole group lesson.  
I find that struggling readers need a "hook" to help them remember.  The cow and scarecrow serve as the hook and reminder of the sounds.  
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You might find another way to use them!  I would love to hear about it!


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