Over the last few weeks I have really worked on targeting my interventions and word study during my small group time. At the beginning of the year, I sort of have a “cast the net” sort of approach. Now I don’t want to waste time teaching something that my student already knows.
ESGI makes it easy to see which specific skills are needed for each student. This is what the parent letter looks like for sight words. I can also create similar letters for letter ID and sound ID.
From these reports I can make learning goals for my students. Then my activities in my small group can be targeted to these concepts.
A MILLION years ago, I started to create this unit and I finally finished it today. However, we have been using it in my classroom for a few weeks.
We have used it with the spinner for sight words.
We also used it for initial sounds with the jumbo dice (not pictured.)
It is really easy to customize these pages. I made text boxes. You just need to type in the 5 letters you want to focus on… the rest of the page automatically fills in for you . You can create a full page in less than 10 seconds… REALLY!
The same exact thing goes for the sight words. This page look me literally 10 seconds to prepare!
Here is what is included in this unit.
Here is another resource that I have that allows you to target specific letters, numbers, and words.
As of last week 90% of my class knows all of their letters and sounds. Those who do not at making quick gains each week towards that goal.
With sight words I am see similarly great results!
I have discounted both of these units until Sunday night, so grab them while you can!