Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Reading in a *snap*

When I was getting my master's degree last year, my big project was on sight word fluency.  If I have a soap box, that's it.  We teach around 100 sight words over the course of the year and I always have students who struggle.  Then I found SnapWords in my research and fell. in. love.
{click the picture to get to Child 1st publications}

With PTA incentive money we received from our fall fundraiser, I purchased the full set of SnapWords cards for all levels.  The flashcards {which all have a visual definition clue and action} were specifically created to reach kids who are right-brained learners.  While many of my students are not labeled or diagnosed with anything when they enter my classroom, those that struggle often end up qualifying for some additional services in later grades.  These were created for students with ADHD, autism or dyslexia but my higher level readers also enjoy the picture clues and movement.  Somewhere along the way I was sent a file with ch/th/sh/wh digraphs.  I decided to use them separately in a guided reading lesson so the kids would recognize those chunks when reading {the sounding out of t-h drives me bonkers!} but they've really started to utilize them a lot during writing.  Double whammy!

{church is my favorite because it has /ch/ at the front AND back!}

{this is also helping my speech students to not count one, two, free...}

{"shirt" is the reason I wrote the labels...we could not afford any misspellings!}


  1. You won our contest:

    Erica Bohrer's First Grade

  2. Thanks for posting...I'm so excited that you found some value in my blog, and I can't wait to read your future postings! Oh, and congrats on winning :)


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