After talking with a reading specialist in my district I adapted the word Hopscotch idea from Drive Thru Menu by Tere Bowen-Irish to my Flip Word Hopscotch. The goal is to help students with words they get “flipped” or mixed up with another word because of similarities such as look/like, come/came or when/then and to differentiate between a hop and a jump. I use this activity in my Motor Lab and as an obstacle in circuits or obstacle courses. A friend of mine suggested a station of Flip Word Hopscotch.
Print out the Flip Hopscotch Word cards in sets of six to eight cards. Color code cards so sets are easily distinguishable. (look/like on pink paper, her/here on blue paper) Cut out the cards, fold in half and then laminate.
Place a series of hoops in a line. Place a Flip Hopscotch word next to each hoop to make a hopscotch pattern. Place a direction card at the start of the hopscotch. Students should read the word as they do the hopscotch pattern. Flip cards as needed to change the hopscotch pattern.