At my literacy center today we shared Weekly Readers about Healthy Foods. (Thank you donorchoose.org and the FABULOUS people who made this teacher’s dream come true.)
To prepare, I made word cards for some of the words that the children would see over and over. One of them was the word ARE. I showed them ARE; we talked about ARE; we wrote the word ARE and even used magnetic letters to make the word ARE.
Then, we read a poem about healthy food that ended EACH TIME with “Colorful Foods ARE good for you.”
At the end of the 15 minutes of the ARE barrage, I asked the kids how to spell ARE.
Frank immediately raised his hand. “A. S. S.”
And so endeth lesson number 4,321,405. (Oh sure, he lisped, but I KNEW what he said.)