We read for 15 minutes EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. During this time, I am walking around the room listening to students read and conferencing with them. I usually see about 2-3 kids each day, visiting my high ones less frequent, probably every other week or so.
BUT, during our reading time, the students always have a skill they are looking for while they read.
On Mondays, I always hit the phonics skill for the week pretty hard, so they always search for words that follow our rule. I give them a "tab" (post it notes that I cut into skinny strips) and they put the tab on the word they find as they read, like so....
This week our skill was the OW! words, so we did a tree map after they read where they organized their words. The kids write their words on the board, and everyone has to do it. If they can't find a word, they can think of one on their own.
Speaking of, my kids are doing my Ouch! packet this week as one of their centers...and loving it! :)
The pack contains 5 activities you can use to practice words with OU and OW sounds
~~Read the room
You can get it for the ripe price of $1...as always
Hope you all survived the first Monday of daylight savings...I think I want to move to AZ - ha!