Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I love, love, love these Talk Points from Learning Resources. They come in a set of 5(red, green, blue, orange, purple) and you can record your voice for 10 seconds. I started using these in my sight word station for students who were struggling. I could not give them an activity to complete if they could not read their words.
As you can see, I put the activity on construction paper to match the Talk Point. I recorded my voice saying the three sight word phrases or "mini-sentences." The students pick up a basket and matching construction paper. They find a spot on the floor to work and grab a dry erase board. Their job is to read each sentence. If they can't, then they can push the Talk Point and listen to the sentence. Then, they use the magnetic letters to spell the sentence and a dry erase marker to write the sentence. The students enjoy anything with magnetic letters and dry erase boards :) They also enjoy using the Talk Points.
*When I first started using these, I recorded just words and not sentences so the students would work on 3 words at a time. Now that we are in the 4th quarter, the students are comfortable with short sentences.