As a followup to my last post, I developed a series of CVC Templates to help teachers get up and running with their interactive notebooks.
Why Interactive Notebooks?
As an independent teacher offering my services in a variety of kids’ classes, one thing is a constant: no two places are the same. Interactive notebooks, though not a replacement for textbooks, offer me the flexibility to design a curriculum with the classroom resources and time restrictions I have to work with. They’re also an excellent way to shape students’ notebook habits; an intervention that became imperative considering the shabby state of some of my students’ notebooks. In turn, this extends their learning and creates a personalized resource where students can take ownership and track their progress.
Based on my textbook, Phonics & Spelling, Book 2, the CVC Templates are built on a 45-word vocabulary base with nine words for each a-e-i-o-u vowel set. Each vowel set is restricted to three-word families. With the goal of moving emergent readers toward reading fluency, the differentiated exercises take students step by step with reading, writing, and spelling exercises — as well as an introduction to primary sight words.
These CVC Templates can be purchased as individual units or as a bundle. Click on the image below to visit my online store where you can download previews for each unit.
Again, if you have questions about setting up an interactive notebook, check out my previous blog post. With the help of these Templates, you’re going to create some awesome interactive notebooks!
As always, best of luck in your classes!
Kinney Brothers Publishing