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SnapWords® Mini-Lessons 1

Embark on a captivating educational voyage with SnapWords® Mini-Lessons 1, an indispensable resource spanning Lists A-E. This engaging series redefines the teaching experience, offering mini-lessons tailored for each SnapWord®. From visualization prompts that spark imagination to comprehensive comprehension exercises, phonics exploration, and dynamic writing practices, Mini-Lessons 1 is your key to unlocking the full potential of the first five lists of SnapWords®. Part 1 takes you on a journey through word introductions and structural analysis, while Part 2 unleashes a plethora of games and activities designed to reinforce word recognition, oral and tactile building, and the seamless connection between reading and writing. Elevate your teaching prowess and captivate learners with this holistic approach to SnapWords® instruction. Let the educational adventure begin!

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SnapWords® Mini-Lessons 1 & 2 are your essential companion for teaching SnapWords®! These mini lessons extend beyond mere sight word instruction, delving into the realm of imagination to help children visualize and enhance their reading and spelling skills. Each lesson emphasizes correct word usage, writing practice, incorporates kinesthetic body movement, and explores the phonics concepts and word families associated with each SnapWord®.With this book, introducing SnapWords® becomes effortlessly streamlined, eliminating the need for extensive lesson preparation. It provides a comprehensive multisensory approach that ensures a solid foundation for young learners as they embark on their reading journey. 

SnapWords® Mini-Lessons 1 & 2 are available in two formats:

  • Physical  - physical book measuring 8.5" x 5.5", softcover
  • Download  - printable PDF file of the book pages

Part 1: SnapWords® Mini-Lessons
Delve into the intricacies of each SnapWord® with Part 1, a comprehensive collection of mini-lessons designed to elevate your teaching experience. Each mini-lesson is meticulously crafted to cover the following key aspects:

  • Introduction Technique:
    Gain insights into the most effective ways to introduce each word, incorporating visualization prompts for enhanced learning.
  • Narrative Exploration:
    Navigate through vivid imagery as you discover what's happening in the picture, fostering a deeper understanding of the word.
  • Focus on Word Recognition:
    Sharpen word recognition skills through focused exercises, ensuring students grasp the essence of each SnapWord®.
  • Comprehensive Comprehension:
    Immerse learners in comprehensive comprehension exercises, allowing them to grasp the meaning and context of the words.
  • Structural Analysis:
    Examine the structure of each word alongside similar spelling patterns found in other words, providing a holistic view of phonics concepts.
  • Phonics Mastery:
    Delve into phonics concepts to fortify students' understanding of sound-spelling patterns, building a solid foundation in language.
  • Writing Proficiency:
    Engage in purposeful writing exercises that incorporate the use of the SnapWords® in various contexts.

Part 2: SnapWords® Games and Activities
Empower your teaching journey with the dynamic activities and games featured in Part 2. Designed to simplify the teaching process, these resources cover a spectrum of essential elements:

  • Word Recognition Games:
    Foster word recognition skills through engaging and interactive games.
  • Comprehensive Word Review:
    Conduct thorough word reviews to reinforce and solidify learning.
  • Oral Phrase and Sentence Building:
    Enhance oral language skills by building phrases and sentences using SnapWords®.
  • Tactile Phrase and Sentence Building:
    Incorporate tactile activities to further develop language constructs.
  • Reading and Writing Connection:
    Establish a seamless connection between reading and writing, reinforcing the interplay between these essential skills.
  • Structural Analysis Exploration:
    Dive into structural analysis of words, focusing on sound-spelling patterns.
  • Phonemic Awareness Practices:
    Develop phonemic awareness through thoughtfully curated activities.

Immerse yourself in the holistic teaching approach of SnapWords® Mini-Lessons, where every element is meticulously designed to enhance the learning journey.

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What's Included

SnapWords® Mini-Lessons 1 includes 176 pages containing:

  • 283 Lessons - One for each SnapWord® in Lists A, B, C, D, & E
  • 26 Games & Activities for Word Recognition, Reading, Writing, Comprehension, Structural Analysis of Words, & Phonemic Awareness

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