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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Easy Sight Word Data

On Friday night as I was finishing up the October fun pack, Melonheadz sent me a brand new set of graphics and said "do something with it." LOL! I was totally taken by surprise and had no clue where to start.

So... I pulled my testing crew (aka my sons) and said "Well... what do you think?" And so a new line was created as those boys did not come up with anything simple. I sent off a request for some exclusive graphics as I am gonna need them.

As I was trying to turn their ramblings into a product... I realized the first thing that I wanted to make! My mentor teacher said "sometimes you just want a whole years worth of lesson plans and be done with it." I took that idea to heart.


One of the things I did during Daily 5 was to meet with students 1-2 times a week to go over site word lists. These are kept in the students STAR binders and are to be practiced at home. We would use different color markers to write the date on the left and then underline the words the students know. You could also highlight the words but sometimes it is hard to see after awhile.

The problem we ran into is the set my mentor teacher used only had a set of 6 lists. When we were searching for a bigger package we found most only had 10 or less. My new package has 40 lists... enough for 1 a week for every week of the year. PLUS my monthly packages have 2 more sight words lists. Oh yea... never gonna run out again!

The other problem we had was keeping track of which list students were on. Either the numbers were huge or non-existent. This is an extreme closeup of the bottom right of my word lists... in 9 point font is the number.


So here it is! The finished product. This is part of a new series I am working on called Wordville Wizards. Totally love this idea and my boys are having so much fun coming up with ideas. I can't wait to share it with you.

This is called Sight Word Magic.  40 sight word lists - 25 per list - the top 1000 most frequently used words in the English language.


I included my method of data tracking for not only these but my monthly sight word lists as well. Simply add your student's name and the date it was completed. Super easy assessment tracking.... love it!!

I also included 2 pages if you prefer to make a workbook and bind it. As my mentor says do it once and get it done. I also included directions in how I organize my student data and lists using a crate and file folders. The best part, this is so simple that a volunteer can easily do it for you.

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4 Comments:

At September 30, 2012 at 7:55 AM , Blogger Sasha Marie said...

I am also a BIG fan of getting things done for the whole year! I love being extra prepared. Your new unit looks great :)

- Sasha
The Autism Helper

 
At September 30, 2012 at 11:05 AM , Blogger Sandra said...

Great idea about using different markers and writing dates!
I just highlight mine and it seems fine... we will see how it looks in a few months! Eeek!
Sandra
Sweet Times in First
sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

 
At September 30, 2012 at 11:05 AM , Blogger Sandra said...

Great idea about using different markers and writing dates!
I just highlight mine and it seems fine... we will see how it looks in a few months! Eeek!
Sandra
Sweet Times in First
sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

 
At October 1, 2012 at 7:16 AM , Blogger Maria Jamella said...

Hi Misty, You really have that excellent knowledge and skills on making difficult things, easier. I love this idea and thank you for your wonderful posts...

 

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