Audio flashcards of high frequency words with a circus themed background and melodies. You may use the PowerPoint on the smartboard whole group, or download the file onto student computers for independent practice.
I have students come in first thing in the morning to do their circus words. When I taught reading intervention for 2nd graders, most of them had to learn the "Circus Words" ( first grade level high frequency words ) before advancing onto the Word Safari - 2nd grade lists.
SET A List: down, got, up, and, in, oh, yes, make, they, walk, help, now, play, too, want, don't, of, so, buy, that, very, where, day,