These winter pocket chart sentences are such a great activity for kids just learning to read!
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Today I’m sharing a sample of the pocket chart sentences that you’ll find in my Winter Theme Pack – for free!
I’ve found that these pocket chart sentences are one of the most valuable pre-reading activities I’ve done with my preschooler. If we had more time, I’d do these at least once a week. Pregnancy and a newborn have prevented that – but even doing them once a month has made a huge difference for him!
They’re worth buying a pocket chart for. Really.
Just print the free words in the download at the end of this post. Then cut them out on the lines. I love my paper cutter (they don’t sell it anymore, but it’s similar to this one).
I placed the words on a small table near the pocket chart. Then I told my Four the words he needed to find. “I see…”
These are two words he knows by sight, so he was eager to find them himself.
After he put those words on the chart, I had him choose a picture card for the middle of the sentence.
After that, I helped him find the words “in the winter.”
“Can you find in?”
“I don’t know that word.”
“Let’s say it slowly. Iiiiin. What letter says /i/?”
“Right! Can you find it?”
“Here it is!”
“Now let’s find the. That’s a tricky one. It’s spelled t-h-e.”
“This one is the.”
He built the sentences in the pocket chart. I reminded him to leave spaces between the words. Then he pointed to each word as he read the sentences aloud.
“I see the snowball in the winter.”
“I see the sled in the winter.”
“I see the snowman in the winter.”
“I see the hat in the winter.”
He could have made quite a few more sentences, but this was enough for him, so we called it quits.
When we first started doing pocket chart sentences a few months ago, he was just reciting the sentences. He didn’t recognize any words beyond I and a, and he often didn’t point to the correct word as he recited it.
But he has so got this down now! A few days later, he even found the words “in” and “the” in a book! After just a 15 minute activity!
It’s the little things that get me excited. 😉
We hope you can use this set! And if you’re looking for other winter activities for preschool and kindergarten, you will go nuts over my 300-page Winter Theme Pack. This big seller is FULL of goodies! (See just a sampling in the image below.)
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