When teaching kids to read, it can sometimes be difficult to do those two things! I love creating and using mystery pictures to help students practice skills. They are definitely fun and engaging, and the students can feel successful by seeing the picture they created when they have finished!
With my daughter, I am using several different activities to help her with sight words and word families. The first is the Dot Marker Sight Words Mystery Picture Activities!
She can practice reading sight words, color words, and use the dot markers all at the same time! When she's done, she has a cute picture that she is proud of. I have 2 sets of these in my store. The first set of 30 pictures uses only a few sight words per page, and the second set is a little more challenging, using 6-8 sight words per page.
We also are learning one word family per week, and going through the activities in this Word Family Word Work Activities Bundle that includes activities for the whole week! Tracing, making, cut & paste matching, flap books, and of course mystery pictures!
These activities are so great for practicing the word families all week long! I also have just the word family mystery pictures in a bundle by themselves.
You can try a whole week's worth of my Word Family -ap Word Work for FREE here.
I am also offering exclusive samples of the Word Family Mystery Pictures and Dot Marker Sight Words Mystery Pictures to all my fans on Facebook! Just look for the "Summer Stock Up" tab! I am teaming up with some great teacher friends to bring you lots of free goodies to get ready for next year! They will all be available this weekend (June 21-22) so visit Facebook and stock up!
Another great way that students can feel successful is with emergent readers! Simple, repetitive text, coupled with picture clues lets kids be able to read a whole book by themselves!
One of the other great freebies you can grab in the Summer Stock Up is a Back to School Counting Reader from the McGrew Crew! It's a sample from this great Back to School Activity Pack!
Visit Mrs. Thompson's Treasures & The McGrew Crew on Facebook to get your freebies! Just look for the "Summer Stock Up" tab.