Sunday, February 17, 2013
Do you love Read the Room?
I have to admit I love Read the Room! This activity is so popular in my classroom, my kiddos beg me for it every week! I love it because it allows children to move and experience writing in different positions. I especially love what my children are learning through this activity: (1)Visual Discrimination: Having to find each card and match the picture on the card to the picture on the recording sheet then write the word on the correct line. (2) Letter/Sound Recognition: Associating the letters and sounds in each word associated with a picture.(3)Handwriting Practice: Writing each letter on a line, practicing proper strokes and letter formation. (4)Self-Control: Being able to move around the room as instructed completing the activity without getting out of control.(5)Vocabulary: Identifying the common objects that go with your teaching. When I realized this week that I had 26 different sets of Read the Room I thought it was time to share! So, I have placed all 26 sets in one mega pack with 189 pages for your class to enjoy throughout the year! Click on the link to find it on TpT: Read the Room Mega Pack If you have never enjoyed read the room in your classroom it is simple: Hang the vocabulary cards around the room. Give each child a recording sheet for the given cards on a clip board or a hardback book. Have the children roam the room quiety recording the words for the pictures. So simple yet so much learning going on, I love it! (Bloggers picture uploader does not seem to be working, pictures to come once it is fixed!) Enjoy, Christine