Happy Holidays! I am enjoying my last few days of our Winter Break, and finally
I absolutely love incorporating technology into my lessons, but I wanted to be sure that my students
For the first couple months of school, it was very hurtful to learn that my students had no intrinsic regard for the property of others and would break and tear up all of their materials. However, I turned this experience into a teachable moment. Instead of having science class, I took a lot of their class time to discuss with my students what taking care of things that are not theirs looks like, as well as why they should respect the property of others. Since then, and after having the students sign a contract promising to be more responsible with the classroom materials, I've noticed that my students are beginning to care more about their materials, and so now I am a little more willing now
This new product that I've created is not a science product. Rather, it's an ELA Common Core aligned product for practicing sight words. YAY!
As students begin to master the Fry Words they can then begin to learn and practice reading them in the phrases in which they will most frequently find them in print to reinforce both word recognition and fluency skills. These First 100 Fry Words Phrases/(Audio)QR Code Task Cards are aligned with the ELA Common Core Standard: Phonics and Word Recognition
R.F. K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight.
The task card format allows students to work individually or in small groups. They could even be passed out to the entire class and used as a fun whole group game of Scoot.
The audio QR codes provide a differentiated learning/practice experience for students, allowing them to use a hand-held device such as a tablet or even a laptop to either read the phrases and then hear the audio for fluency practice and immediate self-correction; or students needing more support can hear the audio phrases first and then practice reading them independently.
Teachers can access the QR Codes feature of the task cards by downloading the fun and simple QuickMark QR reader app onto their student laptops or tablets. Once downloaded, open the app, aim the shaded reader over the QR code to scan it. Once scanned the reader will make a funny sound. Then click the blue "Open URL" button to hear the audio voice reading the fry word phrase. It's just that simple and fun!
Happy New Year!