For those of you who use Scotts Foresman you know how l-o-n-g reading is for our little firsties. It seems like they have to sit there and listen to you talk for hours. My reading coach and I decided to spice things up and get them involved. Student Engagement = Paying attention! (I know you already knew that!) So on Thursdays, we play a little game of Smack It! As soon as I introduce the new sight words my kids start asking when we are going to play it. THEY LOVE IT!1. Write the words you want Ss to review on your board:
This is how you play:
* Variation: Instead of writing the words on the board, write them on a post it note. It is easier to set up and they don’t erase :)
2. Place a line of tape away from the board. Ss need this so they will stay behind the line and it will be fair. Otherwise you are going to get a lot of “This is not fair” when the student loses.
3. Students will need a pointer. We use fly swatters so the game is true to its name “Smack It”.
4. Have two students stand behind the line. (I use my '”sticks” with Ss #s on them to call out who gqes first and next…) call out a word and let them smack it. The first Ss who smacks it stays and the one who lost gets a sticker and sits back down.
This a great and quick way to review your sight words. I hope your kids love it as much as mine. Let me know how you use it and if your kids love it. Have fun!