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Students use a fly swatter to swat a word on a large chart paper or overhead as teacher or other student read the word.
- chart paper (laminated would be best) or overhead with screen
- words listed on chart or overhead
- To increase sight word knowledge, recognize vocabulary words or identify letters.
- To improve fluency of sight words
1. The chart is posted with selected sight words.
2. Teacher reviews the words with the students.
3. Teacher models with one student reading a word and the student finding it on the chart and "swatting" it with the fly swatter.
4. After students have had guided practice with the teacher, work in groups of 2-3 to play the game.
1. This can be used for letter identification, sight words, or vocabulary practice.
2. Vocabulary practice would include the reading of the meaning of a word and students swatting the picture or word that carries that meaning.
3. This can be a "competitive" game with 2 students. Who can swat the word first? I don't keep track, though!
1. Observational assessment as students play.
2. Dolch sight word assessment every 3-6 weeks.
3. Other sight word assessment of teacher's personal choice.
4. DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency assessment
5. For letter knowledge: DIBELS Letter Naming Fluency
6. For vocabulary: DIBELS word knowledge assessment and student use of words presented.