Friday, February 20, 2015

Sentence Comprehension 1: Who?, Does What? (FREEBIE)

My little guy gets a little anxious whenever I ask him a WH question during reading activities. Instead of looking at what he just read, he'll say the first thing that comes to mind.  I created this activity to help him focus on the text and to realize that the answer is in the sentence itself.  He just has to pick the right word.

First he READS, WRITES, and BUILDS the sentence.

Then he ANSWERS the questions by taking the words/phrases from the sentence he just built and gluing them on the correct spot.

I continually reinforce that people answer WHO questions, and actions answer DOES WHAT questions.  Physically moving the sentence parts goes along way to increasing his understanding.

You can download this freebie here:
FREE Sentence Comprehension 1: Who? + Does What?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Typing - Moving from 1 finger to 2

My little guy had trouble typing with both his hands so I divided his keyboard to help him with this.  I used a pipe cleaner, tape, and clear divider (cut from spare packaging).  Making the divider clear allows him to better see the keys from either side.  This has worked wonders since it takes more effort for him to cross the divider than to simply use his other hand.  

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Parts of a Sheep (FREEBIE)

Here's a quick and easy worksheet to reinforce animal parts.  I like cut and paste activities because it let's you work on fine motor skills at the same time.   Plus, if you have a student like mines, writing is a bit more challenging.  I know you've seen a number of label the parts of an animal worksheets but what I've created here is a bit different.  The student gets to place the actual animal part to the animal.  It's just like a puzzle!

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Write and Wipe Pockets

I love these write and wipe pockets I purchase recently.  They are plastic pockets that you can insert worksheets in.  You can write on the pockets using the provided dry erase markers.  There's even a holder for the marker attached.  I used to use heavy duty sheet protectors for this type of work but find these so much better.  These pockets come in handy for those worksheets that I foresee my student having to do more than once.  It saves me paper and time!