Key Elementary, Year One
Register/Szabo – Austin Sargent
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
Students will recognize words from the Dolch Sight Words List
Students will be able to spell words from the Dolch Sight Words List.
Students will be able to use words from the Dolch Sight Words list in a sentence.
ELAGSE1RF2: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
- Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
- Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
ELAGSE1RF4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
- Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
- Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
TA1.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member.
- Participate as audience.
ELA & Theatre
- Scrap paper
In this version of Snowball, the PAIR Specialist/Teacher should prepare the snowballs ahead of time. Each vocabulary word for the week was written on its on snowball, with some of the more difficult words having more than one snowball. The teacher collected all these snowballs in a bucket, and dumped them out at the front of the room. The game was explained:
- One student at a time would be selected to come to the front of the class and pick a snowball.
- They would hand the Snowball to the teacher, and the teacher would read word aloud.
- The student would have a chance to spell the word correctly. If correct, they could take the snowball back to their seat.
- For bonus points, if they used the word correctly in a sentence, the student could make their own additional snowball in their seat.
- At the end of the game, there would be a “Snowball Fight” between the teacher and the students, so they would want the most snowballs.
While students were writing their letters, the classroom teacher and parapros would walk around checking student work. When students received a “Thumbs Up!” then they were allowed to crumble it up.
If letters are hard to read, it will be harder for other students to identify.