Our second RtI cycle of the year has begun. One of my groups is a Tier II group of first graders. They have really come along this year, but these students were placed into tier II as they just weren't quite where we want them to be at this point in the year. At our school, we try to catch and intervene at an early stage.
This one particular group has been doing some quick practices on sight words. We go through our sight word slides on the SmartBoard trying to get them to be automatic and quick.
|Dolch Pre-Primer Sight Words|
|Dolch Primer Sight Words|
I have several different ways of helping the students become automatic with their sight words. One of them we used today- sight word stickers!
I have noticed that some of the students had particular trouble with one or two words each time. So those words became their sticker words...I wrote their target word on a label that I had cut in half and stuck it right below their hand. I didn't want to write on their hand- some parents frown on that! And I placed the sticker below the hand so they could still wash their hands if they were so inclined to do so. Please, please let's wash those hands!!
After they practiced their words on the Smartboard, got their sight word sticker on, they got out their familiar read baskets and went to work reading. By having the sticker on this side of their hands, students could see them as they read. They they could use the sticker to help them as they read. It was fun to see them notice their word in their books. :)
As students went through their day, they could read their sticker words to their friends and teachers. Just a quick way to get that word to stick by seeing and reading it over and over and over!