I know, it’s totally one most of you have thought of, but this is really working for us!
Each day for reading the kids are writing their words for the day on an index card. After they’ve written the word, they turn the card over and illustrate it.
I then bind them into a book, and they tell stories from it. First they read the word and then flip the card over and expand on the word with a multi-sentence story. But, they LOVE this! I mean LOVE!
Finally, I feel like we’re making progress with reading. Oh, and I’m thinking I’ll be designing a beginning reader game soon, so stay tuned for that.
I’ll probably eventually hook this up to ABC and 123, and maybe Works for Me Wednesday, Writer's World (over at Giggles and Flowers).