Post from Susan:
In our school district, students must pass a High Frequency Word Test as part of their promotion standards that determine if they go on to the next grade. The last few weeks I have been working really hard with the students who are struggling in reading and did not pass the first test administration given last November. I am happy to announce that eleven out of eleven passed!!!!
What was the difference? I stopped the “drill and kill” and put the flash cards and worksheets away. Kathy and I came up with some FUN activities for the students to do. Below they are playing Sight Word Dominoes. They had to match the words and read them to be able to continue their turn at play. They REALLY tried hard to remember the words that they missed on their first turn so when it came back around to them again they could make the match, read the word and continue on to possibly be THE WINNER! What they didn’t realize was they really were becoming winners – THEY COULD READ THE WORDS!
|Sight Word Dominoes|
|Super Hero Sight Word Book|