Let the fun begin with Grammar and Decoding Skills on a RING! All 30 lessons of ready-made skill cards are included in this product. Students are actively engaged in making and writing examples of skills on their cards. Instead of forgetting the skills week to week, now your students will have the skills instantly on hand to review, reinforce, and apply. Surprisingly, the students’ excitement grows as their RINGS get bigger each week!
Why Buy this Product?
If you are frustrated when your students repeatedly ask what nouns and verbs are, then this is for you! I created these cards for this reason. For my own survival as a fifth-grade teacher, they simply had to learn their grammar and decoding skills! I have taught grades K-5, so I know they have been learning this same information since Kindergarten! The trick was “how” to get them to remember these skills! I decided I had to change it up so my instruction and their engagement became more meaningful! Thankfully, I have had great success with using these cards!
About this Product:
You will receive effective teacher directions on how to use these ready-made cards. After discussing the skill pages of the Reader’s Notebook together, we write examples and put on our cards. These cards are then used to review in reading centers, small groups, partner practice, one-on-one interventions, and can even be used for dismissal to recess. Using your own set of teacher cards, you can be at the door and have students tell you an example of certain grammar or decoding skills in order to escape outside. Constant engagement makes the difference! You will also see that the ownership with their RING does bring ownership with their learning!
Another “automatic” incentive for the students to listen and participate in this process of writing examples on their cards is that I allow students at times to use their rings for the weekly tests as those tests are darn hard. Once they are able to use the rings on the test, they realize how important it is to pay attention to instruction as what they write on their cards does make a difference.
This product is part of my 3rd Grade Journeys: Reading (Effective Supplemental Materials). Also included in this resource are comprehension cards for all anchor texts and all spelling/vocabulary lists for the year. Check out my store and products’ preview to see if you are interested in buying a whole bundle or the individual units with everything included. There are freebies available as well! Teachers were asking for just the comprehension cards, spelling lists, or skill cards, so I decided to provide that option for them.
I have used the Journeys 2014 Edition to make this Resource. In the preview, I have included a list of the Anchor Texts that are in my edition. If you happen to use a different version, you will be able to compare to see if the alignment is similar enough to purchase this Resource. I hope so as this convenient supplement is so beneficial for students!
Enjoy…..as always, hoping to make our teaching lives a little bit easier! Keep Learning those Skills!
Thanks so much,
Terry – Teaching Amazing Kids