|Playing a sight word game...this student was giving herself check marks if she got the word right!|
We do this as a part of our calendar time routine. We write letters, sight words, sentences, numbers, shapes...you name it!
We play- "What's That Sound?"
A student calls out letter sound and the class writes the letter that makes that sound. (Covering their letter with their hand, it's very secretive!) I walk around to check for understanding (they show me a quick peek at their letter, giggling like it's a big secret) and then I ask, "What's that sound?" They say- "It's X!" (or whatever the letter may be...) We play this game with sight words, calling out 3 letters to blend sounds to make a word, numbers, adding, shapes, name writing, etc.
It's such a great way to check for understanding in a short period of time and the kids get a kick out of it. The students erase with a "clean sock" eraser that they keep in their pencil boxes and whatever does not come off 100%, we get at the end of the day when we wipe down the tables.
Go ahead! Try it! Happy desk writing!