ie grapheme (Green Froggy)
1. Download the PowerPoint. Use this to introduce the ie grapheme that makes the long E sound. Read the ie words and look at the More Than One Machine. See how Green Froggy helps to change verbs for the third person she/she/it. Look at what happens with the Time Machine. Read the ie words before they are stolen by the thief.
2. Watch the ‘The Thief’ video. Ask the children to make the Green Froggy action (index finger and thumb making a smiley face) each time they hear an ie word. How many words can they remember at the end of the video?
3. Download the activity and cut out the letters. Green Froggy has caught the thief but the ie words are all mixed up after they have tumbled out of the thief’s sack. Help Green Froggy by putting the words back in the right order. Decorate the words with the pictures.