I had the opportunity to swap with another Reading Specialist, Lori from Conversations in Literacy for this swap. I love reading her blog because she has so many no nonsense ideas for helping children at all levels become better readers. Go check out her blog, if you have not done so because she always has interesting things to tell us about helping children read! Also, she is reviewing one of my products, so head on over!
I find that sight words in isolation is not enough for struggling readers, and she has some sight word phrases Powerpoints which are great for students who need to improve not only their sight word bank, but their fluency as well. I am going to show you and review the Sight Word Phrases Dolch Primer PowerPoint from Lori's store.
Of course, the easiest way to use this is to have the students sit in front of a computer screen or Smart Board and read the phrases. This could also be set up for a literacy center where students can practice alone or together. I don't have a Smart Board at home, so I am using my son on the computer.
I went a step further with this and created a little book that I can use in my small groups. This would also be an easy way to set it out for centers. I made a "prototype" for what I will actually do when I return to work. My printer ink went out, and I didn't have everything I needed, so I just used a few of the phrases to give you a general idea. Plus, I think the smaller book (it is almost 50 slides) might be less daunting for my students.
First I printed out the slides, two per page. This is easy to do. When you print out of PowerPoint, you can choose to print out two slides per page.
So, head on over the Lori's blog, Conversations in Literacy, to find more tips for helping students become better readers. And look in her TPT store too! She has some great sight word resources.
Don't forget to check out all of the other products being reviewed in the Magical Product
Swap at Mrs. Stanford's Class. Then, it will be time to go shopping at TPT! I can't wait! My wish list is going to be sooooo long!
Until next time!