Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What do you think?

Hello! Hello!

This was another one of my little creation that was born out of necessityJ. One of my little angels was struggling while reading. I prompted her that it was a sight word that we have learned and that it was also a question word. She looked at me with that “deer in the headlights look” and at that moment I wished I had something like this. So as soon as I could, I jotted down my idea and ran to the computer! I used question words on this one as a start…..I plan to make many, many more!
How to use this: Copy the two pages and laminate them for durability. Cut the squares out to make cards. Punch a hole at the top of each card and place them on a ring.  Students can take the rings to their seats, open the ring and begin sorting the words as they read them. Quick, easy and effective!!
You may be wondering….”why so many different fonts?” Well, too many times my struggling readers become confused about words that they know when they are written in different fonts. I explained to the students that many times, authors use this to help them bring attention to those words when you are reading. This makes sense to them but it can still be difficult for the purpose of reading the text. The only thing that helps is practice, practice, practice and I hope with this card sort it they will get just that! J

I really hope that you enjoy this and that your students are able to use them.  Please leave me feedback and comments…or even other lists that you would like to see!


Ms. A said...

LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!


Jennyfer Murphine said...

This is perfect! I am currently teaching the thinking strategy of questioning and today we worked on question words. I'm going to use this tomorrow during my guided groups. Thanks


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