Partner Reading | Reading Rockets Great way to foster a positive classroom community. Build collaboration between students in partner reading, as well as the skill of co-teaching by students providing productive feedback. Also great practice of respectful listening, patience and turn-taking.
Missing Letter Clip Sticks- Awesome idea to work on spelling and letter recognition. The picture adds clues.
The Balanced Diet provides this 'recipe' - "Pound the Sound !" which can be used as both a means of instruction & assessment of student understanding of blending phonemes. The action of 'pounding' is motivating for students, (also gesture works as a powerful memory device) and a fun chance to demonstrate their knowledge! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=W1ISjc9MvSY
Popcorn words are a fun way for students to practice sight words. It can be done as a whole class or in small groups. These words can be used in various ways including matching games and scavenger hunts in the classroom.
Students should be encouraged to use a variety of word learning strategies when they encounter words they don't know in their reading. This anchor chart reminds students to look for prefixes and root words, for example.
Sight Word Wall: As Cunningham explains in Classrooms That Work, having students do a word wall is quite different from merely having one in the classroom. In order to become effective readers, “Students need to be exposed to high frequency words with the aid of a word wall, to become able to recognize, read effectively, and advance their fluency” (CTW, p.54).