Monday, October 31, 2011

In my room turkeys are beginning to appear ...


This is just a fun game veteran teachers have been using for years to build sight word knowledge. If you have ELL's change it out a bit and have them come up to the pocket chart and use a sentence such as, "The word is here." This is a quick and easy routine you can do daily and keep it fresh by changing out the graphic! I repeat sight words that I want them to practice with greater frequency.

10 comments:

Miss Nguyen's Class said...

Great idea! You have truly inspire me to become a better teacher. I gave you a blog on fire award on my blog.

missnguyensclass.blogspot.com

We Teach Like A Rockstar said...

So simple and so much fun. Thanks for sharing!!! Can you believe it is November already?

We Teach Like A Rockstar said...

So simple and so much fun. Thanks for sharing!!! Can you believe it is November already?

Mrs Curry's K said...

Thanks for the idea! We use Jolly Phonics and introduce 2 new "tricky words" each week. I'm always looking for ways to keep practicing the old while introducing the new.
The turkey's came to my room overnight as well... mysterious.

Jennifer said...

What a cute idea!

Rowdy in First Grade

KdgKelly said...

Just started a similar game with my kiddos for their pocket chart center and they love it!

Kimberly Church said...

This is so cute! Are these cards available to purchase? I would love to use them! :)

Desiree said...

Fran what a cute idea. This gave me an idea for my kinders but we are still having trouble with our capital and lowercase letters so I made a set like yours with only letters. Your turkeys are cuter but I had to work with what I had in Word. But I like the sight word game, we are only working on about 5 words so I plan on repeating them on my turkey cards too. Thanks for the idea!
Kinders on the Block

Fran Kramer said...

I do it for letters and numbers too!
If I have time I will post these. Here's the thing- repeat the ones they need more practice with. So chunk the information you want to practice. Does that make sense?

Sarah Stoll said...

Hey Fran! Your post totally inspired me to make a game like this. Check out my post if you have time :)

http://teacherscannotlivebyapplesalone.blogspot.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-literacy-activities.html