Friday, July 10, 2015

Sight Word Homework

Today is the last post about my Rocket and Little Yellow Bird’s Sight Word Program.  Today’s post is about the teacher binder and student homework folder. 

Teacher Binder
Get a binder, dividers for enough of your students and print the assessment book pages.  Place a set of assessment pages behind the divider of each student.  As you test each student, mark the words missed by highlighting the word.  Count up the number of words missed, average the words and decide if the level was past.  If so, give the student the next word cards.  Words should be tested every week. 

Student Folder
Get a 3-prong folder, 3 hole pencil bag, print the label, and make a copy of the checklist for each list.  Once you have tested a student on their sight word level, have them cut up their word cards and place them in their folder, inside the pencil bag.  They will take these words home to practice and bring back on Friday to be tested.  As you test the students on Friday, mark in their folder which words they have past with a check mark or write the date that the level was past at the top.  This lets parents know which words to work on for the week or if their student passed the level. 

If you would like, you can also send home this little choice board so students have a set activity to do with their sight words.  Place the homework sheet on the front cover pocket.  Don’t want to send the homework page home?  Just have students work on their sight word cards at home however they would like. 

And now...for the final can get it HERE at TPT.  It will be 20% off until Monday.  Pick up your copy soon and don't forget to leave some feedback.  I am so curious about your thoughts.  Thanks!

Happy assessing,
Coconut Cutie

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sight Word game

Ok all, here is the last sight word freebie before I post my final Sight Word program unit.  It is one that normally sells at my store for $1.50 and it is yours for FREE until tomorrow when I return for my final post about this sight word program.  Get your freebie here.

I'm curious.  Which sight word game has been your favorite so far?  

Have a great evening,
Coconut Cutie

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Good News

Good news friends!
I have just posted the 3rd installment of this unit on my TPT store.  In this unit, you will find all of the sight word cards needed for this program.  You can find this unit for $1.00 {WHAT!?!} until I blog again tomorrow.  It will then go up to $4.50.  You can check it out here.

So what’s up for the rest of the week?  A freebie tomorrow as I put the finishing touches on my final sight word unit.  And then... Friday the entire unit will be finished, BUNDLED, and posted on TPT!  I am so extremely excited to have this major project finished and out to you.  I hope you are as excited as I am.  

Yay sight words,
Coconut Cutie 

Monday, July 6, 2015

A Little Center Fun

Let’s talk centers today friends.  I found these little glasses, again during Easter time, and I thought they would be fun to throw into my sight word center.  I do not have a direction card because they are just for fun. 

Today I uploaded to TPT a little center freebie but if you have been following along with my blog, you already have them.  They are all of the freebies that I have been uploading the last few weeks + 1 which we will talk about tonight.  You can find it here.    

So, how to organize and differentiate centers?  I mentioned in prior posts that sight words will be differentiated for each student.  Some students will be working on the same words while others are working on easier or harder words. 
To allow students to work independently on their words, I have placed 2 sets of cards in each container according to their color/word level.  When coming to the center, they choose the color of words that they are working on and then do whatever activity is at the center for the day.  And of course everything has to be LABELED.  

So on with tonight’s freebie...

It is called Vowel Highlight.  It is so simple, yet so beneficial for the students because they are not only working on sight words, but vowels and consonants.  All you need for this center are sight word cards, pencils, highlighters, and paper.  Students get a sight word card, read and write the word.  They highlight the vowel(s) and then do it again.  Sorry there is not a pic. again tonight.  Click here to get your center direction cards, including tonight’s freebie.    

Happy Center Time,
Coconut Cutie