I have more pics and info to share with you today concerning my reading group.
As I've mentioned before, I have the VERY LOWEST reading group in 2nd Grade and I have HUGE expectations for them. I am constantly thinking about how I can help them learn, learn, learn! In many areas we have had to revert back to kindergarten skills (without letting them know that of course!)
In the Spelling Literacy Station, the student are working on short vowels by making cvc words and sorting real and nonsense words. I got these nice little foam cubes at The Dollar Tree. I wrote letters of the alphabet on all 6 sides.
This week the students had to write short a and short i words. (These are the two targeted sounds we have been working on during the last couple of weeks.)
They place their finished work in the basket.
We are also working on the first 100 Instant Words in Needs Based Groups. (You can read more about information of how I do these here.) We always have Fun Fridays to reward them for working so hard M-Th. Of course, they don't realize they are still learning! :-)
Rotten Apples is one of their favorite games. They ask me EVERYDAY how many more days until they can play it again!
It's very simple to play. They draw a card and read the word. If they know the word they get to keep it. If not, they must put it back. If they draw a Rotten Apple card, they must return all of the cards.
You can get your own free copy by clicking on the above picture.
Enjoy and have fun teaching!