Monday, October 13, 2014

Super Reader Pack: Fluency, Phonics, and Sight Word Activities for Beginning Readers

Who doesn't love a superhero? Well, I'm sure there are plenty of people but we're going to just focus on those of us who DO love a good superhero. My kids love anything superhero themed. I've been slowly making superhero activities for the past year and I finally decided to just get my act together and put together a whole set of activities. There is some cah-ute clip art out there so that makes it easier. I didn't use real superheroes like Superman and Batman for this pack because I wasn't sure about copyright stuff. 

This is one of my favorite activities: 

I used a Gluedot to attach the little superheroes with the onset or word ending. They I clipped them to building. I included a few different combinations. 

Here is a picture of two different activities, both word fillers activities. For one, they match a mask to a superhero. It's all about digraphs and consonant blends. The other is strictly a vowel fill. I can't get enough of this! Vowels can be so tricky and I want them solid with their vowel sounds!

Changing words from short to long vowels.

I have other products with this same set up (remember the little groundhog and bunny from last year?) I always have one of these boards hung up on my magnetic white board. The letters are always up. The vowel is filled in with a white board marker (also can use vowel pairs or bossy r). The character matches the board. So of course I had to make a superhero version of this! Kids love to soar through the words. 

My students are always asking for games! 

These are super simple sight word sentences. All the pre-primer dolch words are included.

My son loves to search for sight words. These are laminated so I can erase and use again.

Another game:

I know what you are thinking. Sarah, this is just like from your Fall and Spring pack! Yes, but I LOVE these sight word spin activities. They are SO easy to use and it really helps them learn their sight words. I can't help it, I have to have seasonal spins and now a superhero themed spin. That way, it's always "new" to the kids. New clip art, new theme and all of sudden it's not the same old activity. But it is. Ha! I also made a  printable worksheet version of this activity.

I shrunk my strategy cards a while back to make a book mark. I stuck a little superhero on a clip to help my students practice using their strategies. I use this with my beginning readers so I can get them in the habit of using different strategies when they get stuck on a word. I model, model, model and this little clip gets them so excited. 

I made several new story task cards. LOVE to use these. I do these every day with my reading groups. I use them for fluency, comprehension at a very basic level, and to learn/practice using strategies. 

There is a color option and a black and white option.

I made a little quick check assessment page for these too! Just a simple check, plus or minus for fluency, comprehension and decoding skills.  

There are two different spinners because there are two different types of cards. 

This assessment quick check has more of a focus on fluency. Punctuation, expression, rate, accuracy, comprehension and decoding are assessed with this page. 

OR you could use this exit slip that gives you room for a running record:

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PS. Just for fun, you might want to see my son's superhero birthday last year. If you do, click here. It was my first birthday party and I got a little excited...


  1. Super cute! Love the heroes on the clothespins. :) Jayne
    Smart Kids

  2. Who wouldn't love superheroes?? Especially with this fun pack. Thanks for sharing!

    First Grade Smiles