Do your students struggle with guide words? Have you tried over & over to show them how to determine the words that fit between the guide words? This seems to be a very hard concept for children.
Give Interactive Guide Words a try! Interactive Guide Words allows the students to interact with each other in determining the alphabetical order interactively as they line up with their cards. The guide words are a different color and allow the students to see which words fit between and which words are on the outside.
Repetitive use of this strategy will help your students with alphabetical order as they collaborate with their peers, and also allow them to building understanding of how to work these problems when they encounter them on the test.
Make sure to take it a step further and have the students actually apply the interactive skill on their own, on paper to see that it works interactively as well as written.
Using multiple approaches will strengthen this concept for students.
This bundle includes 5 sets of cards to work with. All 5 sets have 10 entry words and 2 guide words that only need cutting out to use immediately.
Enjoy & look for more to come!
Susan & Jessica