(Black Bottom Cupcakes)
These are simple to make with the filling inside. No need to frost these. Fun to make with children. Fun to make when learning to read long vowel A words.
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/3 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 c. semisweet chocolate chip
- Set aside.
- 1 ½ c. flour
- 1 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. cocoa
- 1 t. baking soda
- ½ t. salt
- 1. c. water
- 1/3 c. oil
- 1 T. vinegar
- 1 t. vanilla
3. Fill lined muffin cups ½ full with batter.
4. Place a heaping spoonful of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each cup of batter.
5. Bake at a preheated oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
6. Cool and Enjoy!
List of High Frequency Words Listed by vowel sound.
These are lists of words to help teach children to read:
Words for Reading Instruction
High Frequency Words List
Ideas for teaching these words:
- I like to teach these words as a group by each vowel sound.
- I also will put some of them on my wall cards with half a sticky note.
- It is good to have the words written in groups some where visible such as a word wall.
- Every time I teach a sound I include a few words to the wall cards for that sound.
- This is fun to play a game with words and sounds. http://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/Cinco-Learning-Game-10.htm
This is a list of some of the first words I teach:
We have a fun bingo type games with letter sounds on one side and sight words on the other. Check out our website. http://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/Cinco-Learning-Game-10.htm
Long Vowel Simple Sight Word Lesson: ( Free worksheets.)
- Make cards for the words me, we, he, she.
- Copy the long vowel worksheets. Worksheet for long vowel E words Worksheet for long vowel I words Worksheet for ay long vowel words (You may want to do another lesson on AY words. may, say, day and a lesson for I words. I, hi, sky, fly, why)
- Locate the book: He Bear, She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Lesson: Rule: Vowels alone not followed by a consonant and at the end of a syllable, especially the first syllable, are usually long.
- Discuss the rule.
- Read together all the word cards.
- Read the story He Bear, She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain.
- Do the worksheet/s together. Write the letter to finish the word and review the sound, combine the consonant with the long vowel and sound out the word, then draw a picture of each word.
- Repeat with each word.
- Have the children read the words to as many people as possible for their homework.
- On the back of the worksheet have them write some other long vowel E words and draw pictures for each. ( tree, bee, free, see, )
- Put this sentence on the back of the worksheet. ( See the bee in the tree.) Have the children draw the picture for this sentence.
- Make a simple book where they draw the pictures with these words, He sees _____. She sees_____. We see _____. I see ______.
This is a fun easy recipe to do with children. This can be used when teaching:
- the sounds — OR, AR, Short O, or P.
- the word family -op.
- farms, seeds, plants, or heat.
1. Melt in the microwave in a large glass bowl on high for 2 minutes:
- 1 cube butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup corn syrup
- ½ tsp. salt
2. Stir then microwave for 2 or 3 more minutes.
3. Stir in ½ tsp. baking soda.
4. Pour over 4-5 quarts of popped popcorn.
5. Stir to mix then pour in a large brown paper grocery bag.
6. Fold down the top then cook in the microwave for 2 minutes.
7. Take out the bag then shake it and cook again for 1 ½ minutes.
8. Pour out on a cookie sheet to cool.
9. When cool break apart.
Hey, Diddle, Diddle
Objective: Help children enjoy the language of the nursery rhyme,“Hey, Diddle, Diddle”.
Read the book then discuss words:
- Action words– jumped, laughed, and ran.
- Diddle– waste time.
- Fiddle– a musical instrument like a violin
- Sport– in this rhyme it means to play or have fun.
- What is the rhyme about?
- Could this really happen?
- Who plays a fiddle?
- Who jumps over the moon?
- Who laughs?
- What are the dish and the spoon doing?
Activity: Hey, Diddle, Diddle, Book
Have the children write in the missing words and draw a picture to go with the sentence on each page.