My students need hands-on materials such as wikki stix and play dough to build words.
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"Build it and they will learn."
Okay, well that's not exactly what Kevin Costner heard in Field of Dreams, but my version of this iconic line fits the needs of my students in my Special Day Class, particularly those with dyslexia.
I teach 15 students in my primary Special Day class, which consists of first, second, and third graders.
The majority are at least two grade levels behind in reading. Some have excellent auditory comprehension skills, but they struggle with decoding and with spelling simple sight words and words with short vowels. Hands-on activities, which are always popular in my class, would benefit all students in my classroom.
My students would be able to use these hands-on activities daily to learn Language Arts skills. It would help students make visual models for basic sight words. It would provide kinesthetic practice for building words and recognizing rhyming and spelling patterns with short vowels and long vowels.
These activities would help diminish the frustrations my students face daily.
With the implementation of Common Core Standards this year, these supplies from School Specialty would help my students practice skills necessary to build more solid foundations in reading and writing.
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