I know it is the end of the school year, but I wanted to share an AMAZING resource that you might want to use during the next school year.
I’ve been on the lookout for a good intervention/sight word program for quite awhile. Recently I just happened to come across The Moffatt Girls’ Ready2Read Program. Oh my gosh, it is AMAZING! The Ready2Read Program has EVERYTHING. For each unit she has put together a combination of sight words, phonics, and word families to be learned and has created daily lesson plans to ensure mastery. Each unit includes activities such as singing, reading, emergent readers, word family sorts, CVC boxes, tactile activities, coloring, word family slides, Play-Doh mats, games, etc. They are jam-packed with goodies! I could go on and on about how well-thought out these units are.
After catching wind of this program I started putting together unit packets. I printed and laminated and sorted each activity. I put activity pieces in their own Zip-Loc baggies and labelled them to help stay organized. On the front of a manilla envelope, I glued the week’s lesson plan. Everything inside is in order for how they will be used. This way I don’t have to spend time explaining things each week, and whomever is providing the interventions can do so easily with little preparation.
I LOVE this program. It’s fun and hands-on, and I couldn’t be more thankful. In the past, I have found sight word interventions to be quite dull, and even when some of the kiddos were sent to other teachers for interventions, I didn’t see the results that I have seen with Ready2Read. Part of what is so wonderful about this program is that each activity builds upon the other and review is spiraled into the unit. I can’t tell you how much time this has saved me! If you have kiddos who need interventions, this is a great place to start.