Reading begins with kids being able to recognize words around them. My four year old has learned the words the, go and up and now finds them in every poster and sign when we are out doing errands. Each time he finds that words, he builds his reading ability a little more. When I taught first grade, I promoted this type of activity by asking my students to “read the room” at least once a week. While they were reading words they knew, I asked them to write some of those words down on this I Can Read! Recording Sheet. Then during guided reading, I would ask them to read these words to me. Sometimes we would even find the same words in books we were reading. It was a great motivation for you lower level students to find words that they knew. You can download this sheet to use in your classroom from my blog – Raki’s Rad Resources.
I Can Read! Free Read the Room Recording Sheet
Labels: literacy, literacy center, literacy centers, PK, PK - 2, PK -2, PK-1, PK-2, PK-K, read the room, reading, sight words, site words
Educator, blogger, mom, fulltime RVer. As an educator, Heidi has taught 1st through 5th grade in both US and UK curriculum, as well as teaching all grade levels in the computer lab at a Title I school in Georgia, USA. Heidi has taught in the US and Morocco, both with high ELL populations and has even spent a few years homeschooling her own three sons in a multilingual program. She shares the knowledge and insight she has gained from her diverse teaching career on the teaching blog Raki's Rad Resources.
Starting in 2014, Heid moved her family of 5 moved into their RV to make adventuring a bigger part of their lives. You can follow that adventure at RVing with the Raki's.