This product is meant for explicit instruction of cross checking. It includes directions for use, an explanation of cross checking, a cross checking poster, and 80 sets of cards for teaching the skill.
What is Cross Checking?
-Cross checking is a necessary skill for students to read with accuracy.
-Cross checking is the ability for a student to use both visual and meaning cues while reading.
-Students must check the letters that make up the word and think about the sounds they make.
-Students must look at the pictures and think about what makes sense in the sentence.
How to use these cards:
-To use these cards, show students one card at a time.
-Have students look at Lips the Fish and the letter he is highlighting. Have students say the sound that the letter makes.
-Have students look at Eagle Eye. He is showing us the picture to help us with meaning. Think about what the picture is.
-Students should now think about what word begins with this sound and matches the picture.
-Next, repeat the same steps with the paired card. Discuss what makes the two sentences different.
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