1-2-3 Come Read and Write the Room With Me
Reading and writing the room was always a fun activity for my students. I think making them ABC De-tectives and allowing them to roam the room with their worksheet on a clipboard, helped encourage an enthusiastic effort.
With that in mind, I designed some "Read and Write the Room" worksheets. You can simply make copies of the template you like best and have students fill them out, sending them home when they finish, or you can take advantage of all of the back to school super sales going on and pick up notebooks for as little as .15 cents.
By having students glue the worksheets to a page in their Read and Write the Room Journal, you'll have an easy way to show student progress during parent teacher conferences.
If you start the journals in October and have students “write the room” once a week, (using a new letter) you’ll complete them in April, and have a wonderful end-of-the-year keepsake for them to haul home.
The first photo is one journal option, if you like the idea of running off separate worksheets. I have two kinds available. One has a traceable letter box with an empty one for children to write the upper and lowercase letter in.
The other is an "I spy" version and has students draw something that they see that begins with that letter. You can pick the style you like best or mix things up to add more interest and variety.
Another option is seen in the second photo. Here you conserve paper and the time it takes to run things off. Run off the "Read and Write the Room!" template, trim and glue to the inside cover.
Students use the “master” to write their own page for the letter of the week. If you assign a new letter each week, it will take you 6 months (+2 weeks) to complete the journals.
If you want to continue afterwards, you can run off my "roam the room" alphabet cards. (Laminate them so you can use them each year.)
Toss them in a container and have students pick one. That will be the letter they "roam the room" looking for. You can use the blank template as a worksheet for them to fill in whatever, or one of the other options.
As with all of my other alphabet cards, you can use them for games, flashcards, sequencing etc. A tip list is included to give you some ideas and includes the "Kaboom!" game.
I've also included a simple ABC De-tective alphabet worksheet, where students roam the room, trying to find something that begins with each letter of the alphabet.
There are also several choices for the cover of the notebook journals. Choose one, run off, trim and glue to the cover of your notebooks. You could also have students design their own cover.
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I'm off to try and find the bottom of my desk. So many design ideas, so little time! I need to prioritize and organize! Can you relate?
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