I recently updated my Read, Think, Match pack. For those of you who bought it way back when, let me just say... sorry! I think I've updated this thing once or twice already. I'm not trying to drive you crazy with all these updates. Let me just explain for just a sec. :) First of all, clip art is just amazing these days. It just keeps getting better and better my friends. When new clip art comes out, I get inspired! Secondly, I learn something new every time I use a product. I am always wanting to make it better. Sooo... this update has SEVERAL new pages and some old pages with new clipart and some old pages that are just the same. :) For those of you who don't know about this yet, let me give you a little preview:
It's pretty basic. You cut, you read, you match, you paste. Boom! Mind blown, I'm sure. :)
Seems simple, but it's been such a great resource for me. I started making these during my first year as a first grade teacher circa 2006. Oohh, I will not show you a sample of those. Not pretty my friends. The format and the idea was same, but I did not have it going on back then. Not that I think I do now, but let's just say, I've learned a few things. I created these originally because I was trying to get my kids to think about the text. Originally, these were inferencing activities. I would give clues like, "I am made of snow and can melt when it's hot. Who am I?" It evolved into a mixture of those inferential matches and just plain match a sentence to a picture (still using decoding skills and strategies to match to the picture for our beginning readers though!)
Here is a picture of a more basic version (for your beginning readers):
Here's a sample of a slightly more challenging page with some opportunities to make inferences:
Why do I love these?
I also added the updates to my Reading Skills Bundle, which includes this pack, my sequencing pack, and my visualizing pack.
I'd love your input for a kinder version! I thought of having just a word to match to a picture to get them used to the first strategies of beginning reading: using the pictures and looking at the first letter in the word. Then I thought I'd include another with some simple sentences. What do you think? I know that for most, at the beginning of the year, this would be difficult...I'd love to hear your thoughts! :)Thanks!