These worksheets are a great tool to check your students’ understanding of oo words!
My Five is a great reader, but when it comes to reading words in isolation, his phonics skills need some work. I’ve been putting together a variety of games and activities for simple phonics patterns. After working our way through the silent e words, we tackled “oo” words.
We did a Froot Loop activity page.
We played “Boo,” a card game that features oo words.
We played his favorite, Four-in-a-Row.
After we do hands-on activities, I like to finish with a few printed worksheets to assess what he’s learned. This pack includes nine pages. I let him choose the ones he wanted to do.
I remember that when I tried one of these read and draw pages with my oldest son, he melted down. His perfectionism made it very difficult for him to even attempt drawing something he didn’t know how to draw.
My Five has no such worries. 😉 It’s fun to see what he comes up with.
Here’s a simple spelling practice page.
This one took him less than a minute.
Apparently straight lines are boring!
While I do give my kindergartner a choice as to which pages to do, I insist that he does these cut and paste activities – most importantly, the one on the left. It’s so important to hear the difference between sounds in words. I wanted him to distinguish between words that have oo as in cookie and oo as in moon.
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This was the first time he showed interest in the word search. I include a word search not because I think it has huge learning benefits, but because some kids (including my two oldest) really enjoy them.
I do not, not, NOT recommend giving this to a child who will take way too long, painstakingly searching for letters. That is not a learning exercise. That’s a form of torture – for both the child and the adult who’s waiting for him to finish!
That’s my little speech about word searches. Only for kids who like them, please!
My Five enjoyed his first attempt at one, although he chose not to finish it. Okay by me.
You’ll find a total of nine pages in the pack. Enjoy!