My Daily 5 reading plans haven't really worked out like I had hoped. I honestly haven't even attempted to build any reading stamina or do much independent reading. I have several students with autism that have a very, very hard time focusing and paying attention. They have a hard time focusing during guided reading and direct instruction. I'm spending a lot of time redirecting and prompting them to stay on task even when we're at the small group table, and I can't imagine them being able to focus enough for independent reading. I guess I've been afraid that it would be an impossibility for these students. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions? Should I try it anyway? If you have ANY tips for helping keep these students on task or focused, I would greatly appreciate it!
I had mentioned back in the summer that I was afraid I would be making my word study games the weekend before we used them. Well, guess what? We're studying the Long O CVCe pattern this week. Today, I made the games! This not looking like a good start. Will I be spending every Saturday making games this year? I know I won't have to do that next year, because the games will be made, BUT it's a lot of work this year. I need to find some way to get ahead.
Now onto the fun part that I know you're waiting on.......the free games!!! There are 3 this week. So far this year, my students favorite game was the Long A Go Bake! game. What game have your students enjoyed the most?
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Roping Up Long O Game
Long O CVCe Game with Recording Sheet
Give a Dog a Long O Bone
Word to Picture Match with 2 Recording Sheets
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