Cards - Computer Timed
Submitted: March 1, 2003
the Power Point program our district has, I typed sight words on individual slides.
The students have the opportunity to practice reading them based on the allotted
time the program presents each word. Teachers can set the time under the Slide
Show presentation according to need under slide transitions. I have three slide
presentations with the same words; but they are titled according to Slow, Medium,
and Fast speed. The 'copy' and 'save as' features make this an easy thing to do.
copy the "OUTLINE" form of the file. This way the teacher can have the
list on hand as the student reads the words. The teacher can focus on recording
the known words & words to work on later while the student reads off the words.
the student increases the sight word awareness, decrease the time. Students love
to beat the computer. It also insures the words are sight words, and not words
still being decoded.
program can be stretched to include word phrases. (This eliminates the 'robot
reader fluency' we hear from some of our struggling readers.) It helps to increase
students' fluency & comprehension. It can also be stretched into the area
of math. I've made several presentations for learning math facts.
have requested these files sent to their home computers. Students are working
with their parents at home, too. What a wonderful tool Power Point/ any other
slide show presentation can be for our students!