I have had the pleasure of teaching first grade for four years now. Meeting each and every firstie right where they’re at on their reading journey always leaves me with the same frustration…. I can’t clone myself! While I wish that I could spend 5 minutes a day working on sight words with every student, I just can’t fit it into our jam-packed schedule that’s already overflowing with mini-lessons, guided reading groups, individual conferences, assessments, etc. Sound familiar?
Over the past year, I’ve been working on a way to encourage students to practice their sight words independently while ensuring that they’re receiving immediate feedback. Nothing hurts my teacher heart more than looking over and seeing one of my firsties practicing his words incorrectly because he doesn’t have someone to help him with those tricky words. As much as I’d love to pause my group to rush to his aid, I can’t sacrifice the learning of the four students working tirelessly in front of me. A little over a year ago, I realized that QR audio codes could be the answer to my inability to be in two places at the same time.
I’ve always been obsessed with QR codes because my students love scanning those quirky squares and I love giving them the opportunity to receive instant feedback, but I must admit that these flash cards are quite possibly my favorite teacher creation yet! Students simply read the words printed on the flash cards, scan the QR codes, press play, and listen to the sight words being read aloud. They'll never have to wonder if they read their sight words correctly again.
My hope is that Sight Word Superheroes will help us to effectively assess our students’ sight word knowledge, manage their progress, empower them to set and achieve their goals, reward their progress, enlist their families’ help, and most importantly, provide them with a fun and engaging way to practice their sight words independently.
This unit includes:
* Sight Word Superheroes Guide
* Sight Word Binder Covers and Spines
* Assessment Rings
* Sight Word Checklists
* Data Tracking Spreadsheet
* Student Folder/Binder Covers
* Student SMART Goal Setting Form
* Student Data Tracking Graphs
* Parent Resources
* 200 Sight Word Flash Cards with QR Codes
* Sight Word Mastery Certificates
Download the preview to take a closer look at what's included in the unit and try out 5 free sight word flash cards.
***Your students will need a device that is connected to the internet in order to use the audio codes on the sight word flash cards. They'll also need a QR code scanning app. There are many free options available on Google Play or in the iTunes Store.