Guess the Missing Word

Guess the Missing Word
Guess the Missing Word
Guess the Missing Word
Guess the Missing Word
Guess the Missing Word
Guess the Missing Word
Guess the Missing Word
Guess the Missing Word
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93 MB|1,150 pages
Product Description
Have you used Guess the Covered Word? It’s a great instructional strategy, but I always sit down with my small reading group only to remember that I forgot to write out a sentence and cover up each letter individually. By then it’s too late and I write a mental note to plan it for the next day. Well gone are those days because with this electronic Guess the Missing Word, you will always have a wide variety of words ready at the press of a button for all of your reading groups.

Guess the Missing Word is an electronic phonics instructional strategy based off the original Guess the Covered Word by Patricia M. Cunningham and Dorothy P. Hall. Guess the Missing Word helps students learn to use meaning, word length, onsets and word chunks to help them decode words while reading. This activity helps students learn to use all of these strategies together to figure out words. It is useful in helping students understand that using multiple strategies can be more efficient than only using a single strategy. It also helps students learn to cross check as they read to be sure that the sounds match the letters and that the words makes sense.

Which students will benefit from this activity?
This activity is beneficial for students who rely too heavily on only one strategy while decoding, students who do not use context while reading and students who are struggling with cross checking. I like to use this activity during Guided Reading to target students with similar needs but it can also be used whole class.

This product contains a zip file with 150 different PowerPoint presentations, a pdf file that contains a list of all PowerPoint presentations and photo directions for using on an iPad. Each presentation advances one letter at a time, if you prefer to advance in chunks you will need to tap or click more than once. Thumbnails show a list of all the missing words that are included and you can download the preview to try a sample presentation.

Each PowerPoint presentation uses the Century Gothic font which should be easily found on either Mac or pc. However, an iPad will exchange the font. I have tested all of these on my iPad and they work even with an exchanged font.

What do you need to use this product?
You can use this product on a computer with PowerPoint or on an iPad with Keynote. Keynote is available for download through the iTunes store if you do not already have it installed on your iPad.

To use on an iPad: I put the PowerPoint presentation file in my Dropbox and access it from my iPad. The first time you use each presentation, you will need to open it in Keynote. Step by step directions with photos are included in the pdf file. After the first time you open each presentation on the iPad, the presentation can stay stored in Keynote for quicker access.

You may be interested in some of my other literacy products:
Learning Vocabulary through Morphological Study - Primary Edition Grades 1-2
Fluency Through Nursery Rhymes
Jokes for Fluency Practice
Interactive Writing for Grades K-2

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Total Pages
1,150 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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