WRITE THE ROOM

If you saw my Read and Write The Room post this past spring, you know how important I think it is in the primary classroom.
If you missed it, I'll give you the basics.
1) I use Read the and Write the Room every week to support a specific phonics skill we will work on the following week.

2) I found out years ago that asking a 6-year-old to walk around a print-rich classroom and find certain word chunks might not be the best idea! Some got confused. Some were intimidated by all the print. And some just forgot what they were doing. Seriously!

Imagine someone asking you to go to Walmart and write down all the -ay words you saw. Really?? Hmm...Completely overwhelming to children. Well, I came up with my own way.

This is "my way"---I know I didn't invent it. I was thinking Frank Sinatra here.
I place Read and Write the Room word cards around the room after the children go home on Friday. These word cards all contain a phonics skill we will work on the next week.
Then, the next week---

I introduce the skill on Monday, and the students must complete their Read the Room activity sometime that week during Daily 5. On Friday, we take the cards off the wall and come together on the carpet with our clipboards, pencils, and recording sheets. We check this activity together using the SmartBoard.

The kiddos check their work and keep their cards beside them
 until their word comes up on the Smartboard.


Students match cards to the Smartboard words and tell us how they sorted their words.

After matching cards to the Smartboard, students place their word cards in the chair. This way, I don't have to take the words off the wall. Whatever it takes!!
This little girlie is smiling because I asked her to "freeze" while I got the camera.

I have 27 different Read and Write the Room packs in my TpT store, plus several sets and bundles, as well.

Each individual packet sells for $2.50, with sets and bundles ranging from $3 - $10.
Bundles are 20% off and like buying 4 and getting 1 free.
SO...if you plan to purchase all 5 sets, make sure you take advantage of the bundle. 

Here's a peek at the bundles! I had a lot of fun making these!
Click the pics to take you to my shop!




3 different  recording sheets are provided to assist you with differentiation
 or other needs you may have in your classroom.

I hope you enjoy these! Please let me know if you have specific Read and Write the Room packs you would like to see!

If you've never tried Read and Write the Room, I encourage you to give it a shot.
It has made my life much easier!

Happy Sunday!