This activity is created to use as a scaffold approach for students that need hurdle help beginning their writing. I refer to the "paper wall" as the sight words surrounding their paper, just like a word wall. Students are to use these words to create their first sentences.
Students that require visual support as a scaffold for their writing will love these activities Students are given a visual picture along with one sentence. They will read the sentence and then write one more additional detail. The sentences that were teacher created also use sight words and "looking at the picture" strategies.
Students will read a sentence that focuses on key kindergarten and first grade sight words. They will then rewrite the sentence in the shape boxes provided. Students will also be asked a question that has them list answers.
Students that have communication needs will work on reading or stating back a sentence. Then they will write highlighted sight words from those sentences. Students will also use visual cards from the sentences to correctly label items.
Students are given a visual connected to Valentine's Day. Strategically hurdle help is given by having the words needed for the first sentence listed above the visual picture. Students are to write another sentences on their own per page.
Students will read a sentence that uses targeted kindergarten-first grade sight words. Then the students will rewrite the sentence in the boxes provided to work on handwriting skills. Students are also asked a question that will have them listing their
Students will enjoy this Dr. Seuss card game. It can be created and changed to meet different learning needs. It was created to be a sight word game. Students are given Horton cards and then are told to take turns choosing eggs. If the egg sight word matches to a Horton card it is a match.
Students will be presented 5 different visual pictures to trace sentences and write on their own. This is a nice support to get students started on their writing and let them also express their own related thoughts.
Students will enjoy the visuals in this smartboard. Students will read the words that the cat has up in the air in the fishbowl. When students click the word the sight word will fly out of the fish bowl. There are 74 targeted sight words.