I've just completed a new addition practice game called, A very hungry mouse. This game is played with a set of dice so students get to practice their addition facts with sums up to 12. For those of you who are teaching in states that use the common core standards. I've started to include which standards are met in each of these games. This game aligns with the CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6 standard of Adding and subtracting within 20.
Here is the second version of this math Christmas board game. This game board allows your kids to practice their additions facts with sums of 15-19
Here is a free addition board game that I hope you enjoy. Your kids get to follow the Christmas lights around the wreath to reach the star in the middle. This game will help students practice addition for problems with sums on 10-14.
It comes with a set of flash cards as well.
I'm planning on making some other versions of the game as well to practice other addition facts so stay tuned.
Here's a new sight word file folder game just in time for Halloween. Ghosts vs. Vampires. Ghosts and vampires fight to see who is the scariest monster.
The spy pigs sight word game is finally complete. In this game you give students one Spy-pig to decorate. Tell students that there are 5 different types of items that they can use to disguise their spy pig: Shirts, pants, sunglasses, hats, or other accessory.
Each of these categories has 20 sight words that students have to learn. So if a student can correctly read all 20 sight words within a minute they can choose something for their spy pig to wear.
If they wish to change what there spy pig is wearing they have to again demonstrate their mastery of the word list.
Or you can have them play this version as a way to practice sight words in a reading center:
Students take turns drawing a card. When they read the word correctly they get to keep the card. If they get three of the same kind (i.e. if they get three cards with sunglasses on them) they can choose something to put on their spy pig. They can also place something on their spy pig when they draw a Choose a ______, card.
In this type of game, you don't need to have students compete to win, they can just play to show off their style and creativity.
This game will be available for free until Friday when it will become available for purchase. The payed for version will also have black and white pages that your students will be able to color in themselves. (Plus you won't have to use all of your colored ink.)
The version of this game contains the words from Fry's sight word list 201-300. Other versions of this game including ones for the Dolch word lists will be coming out shortly.
The free give away of this game is now over. You can purchase this game for Fry's Word List 1-100, 101-200, 201-300, or 301-400 on my new Spy Pigs page. Each game is only $1.50.
As students use metacognition to think about their spelling mistakes they can use what they have learned to correct their mistakes and become more aware of the types of mistakes that they are making. Below is a spelling mistakes chart t
Step 4 in Michelle Newlands Intentional Spelling (2011) is analyze errors and correct them. She used 5 different categories in her spelling error analysis chart: phonemic error, orthographic error, missed letters, insertions, and letter reversals. I've created my own spelling analysis chart but I've changed a few of the categories.
After filling in all of the words and misspellings, students will add up the total of the misspelling at the bottom. For the Vowels and consonants misspelled students will examine the letters and determine if they are missing one vowel or consonant more than the others. For the rest of the columns students will count each instance of the type of mistake and put the total at the bottom. They then can analyze which type of mistake they are making the most of.
Once they have finished the chart I would have my students set a spelling goal to work on based on there chart. Once the goal has been set the teach and student can figure out different ways that they can work on their goal.
Newlands, M. (2011). Intentional spelling: Seven steps to eliminate guessing. The Reading Teacher, 64(7), 531-534.
If you liked my sight word worksheets you're going to love these number worksheets from Wild about Teaching. There is a worksheet for each number from 1-100 and the amazing part is that they are all free.
Click on the picture or the like above to go the the website and get them yourself.
I had a request to create a new sight word worksheet packet, one for number, color, and shape words. So here it is. Sight word worksheets: Numbers, Colors, and Shapes. These new worksheets are just like my Fry's Kindergarten and first grade worksheets, which you can get by clicking on the link. The only difference is that in these new worksheets a representation of the word is in the right hand corner of the worksheet.
So, for a number word, in the right hand corner will be the numbers symbol as well as the number in dots. For color words, the color will be in the right hand box, and for shapes words the shape will be in the right hand corner.
This Thursday, the theme for the 50% off sale and freebie is file folder games. You can get the file-folder game butterfly colors for free, and a great packet of dragon themed math games for 50% off. You can also check out our other great file-folder games.
The 50% off sale and giveaway are over. You can still purchase both of the games here on my file folder games page.