Friday, April 18, 2014

Sight Word Interventions-FREEBIE!

The final 6 weeks of school are here... time for the final stretch.

So many of my friends are just a few words away from knowing all 54 of their words, but I have a few who have a way to go.  This got me thinking... dun, dun, dun, DUN!!!

For those kiddos who have a road ahead of them, I simplify.  I select 4-5 words each week for the student to receive intensive intervention lessons.   Each student still have their word rings that we started the year with which have 54 words on it, but I have highlighted the 4-5 words that I want them to master that week.

This is the freebie that I shared awhile back that explains how these word rings work.  They are free on my Facebook Fan Page.
(NOTE:  you won't be able to see the folder from your iPad or mobile phone)

My sweeties have these word rings to take home to practice, but I also wanted their day FILLED with learning these words... did I mention we only have 6 weeks left?   {she said in a frantic tone}.

I thought about a lanyard, but a coworker mentioned this could be a disaster with the water fountain.  So, I found these at Staples.

I am so grateful for the ESGI program.  After a quick assessment, I can easily see the words my kiddos still need to learn... THEN I can print flash cards for them... WITH! ONE! CLICK!

 This is what the cards look like.
  ESGI allows you to create lots of reports, but I just saved them as a PDF.   Then I printed them 2 to a page so the cards were smaller and they would fit into the badge pocket.  I decided everyone of my students would get one of these.  It literally took me 15 minutes to make my whole class set.  Did I mention that each card is printed with the student's names on them?  If they get separated from their owner, we can quickly get them in their proper place.

For my students who are on target, their pocket will contain all of the words they have yet to learn.  For my intervention students, their pocket will have the 4-5 focus words.  Through out the day, we can pull those cards out and do a quick check.  Students will coach each other.
Not gonna lie... sort of excited about this!

What about my students who know them all?  They will be wearing these.

These are also free on my Facebook Fan Page.

So what sort of activities will I use to reinforce sight words?

Time Me has been a class favorite all year, so I will keep this going in my stations.

We will also add some more Roll, Say, Keep activities.  This will be for Earth Day!

I love Cara's voice cards from her new fluency unit!  I will partner my intervention friends with other students so they can coach each other.
For my intervention friends, I used one of the reports from ESGI and selected the focus words.  The plugged them into my Super Speed Intervention unit.
I will also work with magnets... they love the cookie sheets!

How are you addressing sight word fluency?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tax Sale...

Thank you Abby for the cute graphic!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Peek at my Week-Plants Week

We will have a short week this week because we are off for Good Friday.

Brain Pop, Jr. has some great videos we are going to use this week.

Here are some of the books we will use.

We will wrap up our week with a cute little craft activity from The First Grade Parade.   Stop by her blog for more plant ideas and see why I think of her as the QUEEN of ALL ANCHOR charts... Goodness, they are adorable!

Click on the lesson plans to get a PDF version with hyperlinks to the activities
Before I go, my smart, smart, smart friend Mary from Sharing Kindergarten has a little giveaway.  She is my go-to gal when it comes to tech stuff.  These will be great for next year!!! 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fluency Practice Freebie

It is no secret that we love to sing and work in our poetry notebooks.

Here are a few pages from our interactive poetry notebooks for this week.

On Friday we do the "Poetry Challenge."  This is when the students demonstrate their individual fluency.  I call them up one-by-one and they sing their poem.  This week I made a sticker for them to add to their notebook.  They were so excited!
Sometimes I have to add a little motivator.  

Everyone of my students earned a piece of gum today... they were motivated!

If you want to challenge your students with fluency, you can grab these labels/stickers.  I printed them on Avery 8160 labels.

You can download them from my Google Drive by clicking on the image below.

Here is a little video from this morning while we were practicing it.

You can find the interactive notebooks here.

The poem "Stung" can be found in April's Poetry Unit or it is included in the bundle.

Happy Friday!
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