This PowerPoint slideshow of the Dolch Words 1 - 22 in frequency order was created by Carrie Sutton for her Grade 1 and 2 emergent readers. The students love the lively pace (each slide is set for a 3 second view) and this can actually be a brain break as they can get quite loud! The slideshows also make a great transition to clear the young minds and help them move from one activity to another. Just open the file and select ‘slideshow’ and ‘from beginning’, for a new and effortless way to do flash cards on your interactive white board with your whole class. There are 10 different files, one for each month of the year. (Feel free to switch the order of the slides as some children will get to know them and say the word before the slide appears.)
The slideshow is accompanied by upbeat instrumental music obtained from Free Audio Clips at:
My kiddos love moving their bodies to the music while saying (shouting/singing/spelling) the words in the slideshow.
Our usual procedure, as each slide appears, is to either:
• say the word three times (the, the, the);
• say the word and use it in a very short phrase (the, the cat, the) – this one is a bit chaotic as each child comes up with one of his/her own; or
• say the word, spell it, say it (the, t – h – e, the).
Please check out the other Slideshows in this series (which covers all 220 Dolch words in frequency order:
#2 Dolch Word Flash 23 - 44 PowerPoint Slideshow
#3 Dolch Word Flash 45 - 66 PowerPoint Slideshow
#4 Dolch Word Flash 67 - 88 PowerPoint Slideshow
#5 Dolch Word Flash 89 - 110 PowerPoint Slideshow
#6 Dolch Word Flash 111 - 132 PowerPoint Slideshow
#7 Dolch Word Flash 133 - 154 PowerPoint Slideshow
#8 Dolch Word Flash 155 - 176 PowerPoint Slideshow
#9 Dolch Word Flash 177 - 198 PowerPoint Slideshow
#10 Dolch Word Flash 199 - 220 PowerPoint Slideshow
Or look for the bundled series at 50% off individual file prices.