Sharpen Reading Activities


Building Words That End in "s"

In this activity, we present Learners with a list of four three-sound words that they have read before and demonstrate how to form each into a new word by adding "s." We ask the Learner to drag the letter "s" on the screen to the end of each word. In the beginning of the curriculum, Learners read mostly two- and three-sound words, such as "at" or "mop." Later, they will be introduced to words with four sounds, such as "last" and "went." We can help Learners tremendously as they start working with these words by making sure they are aware of the smaller, familiar base word. This allows them to use their vocabulary knowledge to help them read the word.