Making it Stick! is a fun, engaging product that is a great addition to any Kindergarten or Grade 1 classroom. It includes 6 games and activities that provide TONS of practice reading and identifying word families. It is my sincerest desire to provide engaging activities for my students that are not always tied to a worksheet. I know that worksheets are valuable and use them all the time in my own classroom, but providing active, fun and hands-on learning experiences are also critical.
Each classroom holds an array of different learning styles. Some learn best through words, pictures, kinesthetic, music, interactions with others and other experiences. It was my goal in this product to reach as many learning styles as I could. You will find activities that involve words, speaking, body movement, music, talking and interacting, and pictures. As a result, you will find your students to be motivated and excited when you pull out a Making it Stick activity!
For each activity I have written a letter to you, the teacher, detailing the activity, offering tips and suggestions and the steps needed to set it up.
1. Read n' Circle
Students will flip through cards contained on a ring. On each card they have to look at the picture and circle the correct word. They can be combined to include all the short "a" word families on one ring, or can be broken up into separate word families.
2. Peanut Butter SLAM
This is a simple card game that includes getting up and moving while playing. Don't worry, there is lots of reading to be done, but it is broken up with activity and will keep your learners active.
3. Sticky Pics!
This is an interactive reader, but in reverse. Students will read the page and find a picture that will complete the illustration. They glue it on and then colour the page. Your students will love this...I know mine do!
4. Real or Nutty?
A PB and J take on Real vs. Nonsense word sorts.
5. Word Family Jam
A music and dance driven game that encourages students to identify rhyming words. It is active, so get ready to dance :)!
6. Snack Attack
This is a pocket chart game that has students working in teams to read words. If their card has a Snack Attack behind it, they can sneak a card from the other team! This is a fast-paced game that encourages interaction between your students.
Each of these activities are FUN, ENGAGING and VALUABLE! There is so much practice reading word family words and these activities will get them to STICK quick!
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Making it Stick! Short "E" Word Families
Making it Stick! Short "I" Word Families
Making it Stick! Short "O" Word Families
Making it Stick! Short "U" Word Families