Anyway, I am getting better at it, and I am beginning to enjoy them a little more. They are sweet and fun, and by the end of the year, I love them more than I imagined I could. AND, I love watching them grow through the years. That is one of the best perks of being a reading specialist! I get to spend 7 years with these kids, not just 1!
I have a group of kindergarteners that are beginning to show that they are ready to get into some concept of word work. I started them off with some sorting of letters, words, or sentences, and they proved to be pros! This week we are working on a fun poem that is simple and easy.
Then they had to show me how the letters matched up to the word they found. This was great because it let them see when they got a word wrong because they based it on the first letter.
We will then move on to figuring out the words and then tracking the poem. I actually find this to be fun when they really get that concept of word! Then I know I have done my job!
How do you teach concept of word? Any strategies to help those kindergarteners?