ZING-ZOOM NEWSROOM UNIT 9

L-BLENDS & LONG VOWELS

“Extra, extra read all about it in the Zing-Zoom Newsroom.”

The Newsroom is Welcome to Reading part 2.

After your child has completed all 8 units of Welcome to Reading, they will be ready for the Newsroom.

The letter sounds and sight words are more difficult, but the daily lessons are very similar to the Welcome to Reading format.

Week One is all about learning the letter sounds and sight words. It also includes phonics – sounding out words.

Week two is where the lessons learned in week one come together. Your child will be reading sentences made of the new phonetic words and sight words. There are lots of activities and worksheets to help your child master the new skills.


This unit is FREE! 

 Do one lesson each day.

Click on DAY ONE to get started.


WEEK 1

Letter Sounds, Sight Words, & Phonics



Lesson 1 – Introduce the L-blend Sounds and the Sight Words

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.

Print the flashcards and cut them out.  Use them to practice the letter sounds and sight words a few times each day.

Print the worksheet.

3 page PDF file – FREE



Lesson 2 – Practice the L-blend Sounds and the Sight Words

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.

Print the worksheet.

2 page PDF file – FREE



Lesson 3 – Sound Out L-blend Words & Review the Sight Words

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.

Print the worksheet.

2 page PDF file – FREE



Lesson 4 – Introduce Long Vowels with Helpers

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.

Print the flashcards and cut them out.

Print the worksheet.

3 page PDF file – FREE

Lesson 5 – Sound Out Long Vowel Words

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.

Print the flashcards and cut them out.

Print the worksheet.

4 page PDF file – FREE





WEEK 2

Read Sentences and Stories




Lesson 6 – Contractions and Compound Words

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.

Print the self-checking word cards and cut them out.  Your child can use them to practice sounding out words.

2 page PDF file – FREE



Lesson 7 – Reading Sentences – Subject and Predicate

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.

Print the worksheet.

2 page PDF file – FREE



Lesson 8 – Read Some Sentences

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.

Print the sentence strips and cut them out.

3 page PDF file – FREE



Lesson 9 – Read Some Stories

Have your child read both stories.

Print the reading worksheet.

2 page PDF file – FREE

Lesson 10  – Read, Read, Read!

Have your child read the stories on page 1.

Print the story cards.  Encourage your child to read them over and over again.

3 page PDF file – FREE









READING EXTRAS

Reading Guide, Newspaper, Storybook



The NEWSROOM Guide is a reference page that includes all of the words your child will be able to read at the end of this unit.

The Storybook is a printable 6 page mini-book called “The Snowman Contest.” Cut it out and staple the pages together.

2 page PDF file – FREE

Unit 9 Newspaper 1

The Zing-Zoom Newspaper includes factual and funny stories your child will be able to read at the end of the unit.

6 page PDF file – FREE

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