The mega bundle packet includes 400+ word lists and 75 games and activities that provide you with a roadmap to teach reading throughout an entire school year. [https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mega-Bundle-Packet-of-Reading-Syllable-Type-Word-Lists-and-GamesActivities-1718324]
Before unpacking this packet to teach, students need to know their letters, letter sounds, and be able to write the alphabet. My Emergent Readers Packets target these skills. Then once students have mastered these emerging skills, you can put to use the mega bundle reading packet.
Let me explain how the mega reading bundle works. Bundle 1 consists solely of organized word lists. In Bundle 1 Closed Syllable is the first syllable type I teach. Once students know how to read the Closed Syllable, their foundation to reading is in place. Second, I teach the Vowel-Consonant-e Syllable. Once students master reading these kinds of words, students have a strong foundation in reading. Now they know 10 vowel sounds relative to just knowing the 5 short sounds of the vowels. Third, I teach r-Controlled Syllable. The way I set up the r-Controlled Syllable packet, students only have four sounds to learn. So they are able to quickly pocket these sounds. Fourth, I teach Vowel Digraph & Diphthong Syllables. This syllable type takes a few weeks to complete due to there being so many vowel teams. Fifth, I teach the Open Syllable, and during this unit students learn that a syllable can only be one letter that one letter has to be a vowel. Lastly, I finish the year teaching the Final Stable sound of -le. This syllable type is rather simple, and students catch on to this pattern quickly.
Let me briefly tell you how I use the word lists [Bundle 1]. My reading routine each day consists of discussing and teaching a list of words [from Bundle 1, depending on what syllable type I am teaching]. After reading and discussing the word list for the day, students write the words on a list for homework. My Reading Homework Word List is a free product that can be downloaded. [file:///Users/amandatrump/Downloads/ReadingHomeworkWordList.pdf]. Each day students write a new list of words to be taken home to be read.
Next the student reads a decodable book that can be downloaded and printed from the Reading A-Z site .[https://www.readinga-z.com/books/decodable-books/]. These books are leveled according to syllable type and work perfectly for beginning readers. There are 68 of these decodable books, and I have beginning readers to sequentially read the whole set. After they read the book to me, then the student takes the same book home for homework, along with their word list. The next day the student brings their word list and book back to my small reading group. [These two pieces of homework are carried home in a folder.] The word list can be read to a friend, and the student reads the book again to me. This way the students reads the word list and book three times, and this helps the student grow in their reading fluency and accuracy. If the student doesn’t read their book fluently and accurately, then I just reassign the same book for homework again.
Simultaneously, while I am running my reading routine, the students complete activities and play games that correspond with the syllable type they are currently mastering. All of the games are found in Bundle 2. This way the students are having fun while specific skills are being targeted to reinforce the syllable type I am teaching.
I know this routine sounds simplistic, but my students experience good success in learning to read, and as a teacher, I consistently have direction and focus on my upcoming goals.