LIMERICKS, LAUGHS AND VOWEL
HERE to go back to details on LIMERICKS
- Limerick page: (From OW as in SNOW
The black bars at the top and bottom are tracking exercises, with about 12 OW words hidden. A section at the back of the book displays each
illustration with the first line of its limerick, without the key
rhyming word: in this case, "A snowman, disguised as a ..."
(Note: although a word like "disguised" is clearly a harder word
than the level of the target spellings. the body of the limerick is not
intended to be learnt for spelling, but only for aural memory as a "
vehicle" for for the target spelling pattern.)
- Cloze pages: (From OO as in MOON, and IGH sections)
The tracking bars on the cloze pages contain a "rogue
word" somewhere - one of a different family; and probably not a
digraph word . All the rogue words in the book (24 altogether) make up a
message at the end. The cloze passage is filled in at a separate section of
the book, complete with three simple comprehension questions, making this a
self-checking exercise with an extension task. These passages can also be
used for dictation. The rest of the page speaks for itself. Needless to say,
students enjoy the wordsearches.
- For more wordsearch fun, see PHONIC
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