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Hunk and Chunks

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Emma Waddell

on 6 December 2012

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Transcript of Hunk and Chunks

Step 5: Treacherous Word Training Vocabulary Instruction
Teach the eye to look for consonant blends within words
Spelling tests
Words within words - under-ground
Rimes (phonograms) - p-it
Vowel patterns - b-ee
"Hunks" and "chunks" in the decoding process The Phonics Dance Created by Virginia Dowd
Six Step Program
Incorporates rhyme, movement and chant
Builds on phonemic awareness so students can become confident, successful readers and writers
Helps students develop strong decoding skills through the use of "hunking and chunking" to build reading fluency and comprehension
Benefits of Learning Hunk & Chunks Hunk & Chunk Tree Phonic analysis: "Children use their knowledge of sound-symbol correspondences and spelling patterns to decode words when reading and to spell words when writing" (Tompkins)
Students focus on letter sequences in words
Chunk words into phrases
Improves both reading and spelling
Allows students to read more fluently
Allows students to focus on the meaning of the text
At the same time children become fluent readers, they are also becoming fluent writers (Tompkins)
Classroom connection
Sources Emma Waddell Phonics Dance: Hunk & Chunks Spelling Objective: I can spell words with ... B-OA-T Dowd, Virginia. "Welcome to the Phonics Dance!" Welcome to the Phonics Dance! N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2012.
Pikulski, John J., and David J. Chard. "Fluency: Bridge Between Decoding and Reading Comprehension." The Reading Teacher 58.6 (2005): 510-19. Print.
Tompkins, Gail E. Literacy for the 21st Century Teaching Reading and Writing in Pre-Kindergaten through Grade 4. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2007. Print.
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