I'm done!!! Woohoo! This thing has seriously taken up a lot of my time, but I'm so pumped to use it this year.. from the beginning and not the last two months! I gave you a little sneak peek, but here's a preview of what's included in this 600 page pack of Fry word resources...
Yes, there are exactly 600 pages. No. I didn't plan that. It just happened that way. All the files are smaller PDF's that are nicely organized and zipped up into one compact place.
First, you get this bad boy.... to the right.
It's titled 'Open Me First' so you know how to begin. There are a lot of pages, so I would suggest not going the 'let's just print everything off first' approach. You might need some things on colored paper and there will be some files you'll want to save for later. Teaching K? Might want to hold off on printing set 40.
I do use all 40 sets because I expect my students to be able to master them, but remember I have 3 levels of ESL/EFL students.
Basically, you start with this file and plan your attack. All of these files are versatile and can be adapted to a wide range of students and classes. There's not just one way to do it, so use these how you want. :)
Now for a look at what's included in this beast...
All 1000 words broken down into 40 manageable sets of 25. These are the set cards. Each set has 25 cards, title cards, and each card has a number in the bottom corner to indicate which set it belongs to. I copied all of my sets onto colored paper to organize them and make it more fun! See photos.
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Keep your cards in one of these when not in use. I also did a colorful word wall, so copy them onto colored paper if you want a fun look!
These are the word wall cards... 3x5 index card size! That's what size I always had on my word wall and I loved it. Big enough to see and small enough to store in those little index card files. Font size is 200, unless the word needed to be scaled down to fit.
These are the little checklists (4 per page) and you can use them for anything... assessment, copying, students can use them, etc. Also shown are the circle titles. Use these for a display or as little badges when a student masters a set.
I've included 5 different types of lists. I use the one in the foreground for assessments (kept in a binder with page protectors). The others can be used for assessments as well or you can use them to make copies for students to practice or take home.
4 different types of assessment sheets. Choose the ones that work best for your setup!
Student achievement charts. Do you expect your students to master all of the sets or maybe not so many? These little charts are fun to use and students color in the circle when they've mastered a set. It's a great visual to keep in their binder, on the wall, or at home.
These are the same as the ones to the left, but you actually have little colored squares to hand out (like stickers or badges) when they master a set.
I also included certificates and badges for the younger ones!
So... that's it. I bought a Fry pack a while ago and was sad that it only came with the first hundred words. And what do crazy people do when they can't find what they want? Spend hours on making something. Right?
Let me know what you all think. If there are enough people who want the Dolch version, I'm sure I could adapt it. I'm just so glad I'm finally finished and can use it from day one (or two) now!
It's posted on TPT and will be on sale (20% off) through Sunday, July 22nd!
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When I taught pre-k and kindergarten, I found that I struggled with getting assessments done in an efficient and timely manner. I really wanted a way that I could do a quick whole-class assessment of basic skills (uppercase, lowercase, numbers, shapes, colors, etc.) instead of having to sit down with each student and say...
"Can you write a big A?"
"Now can you write a big B?"
"How about a big D?"
and on... and on... and on. F-o-r-e-v-e-r and ever and ever. (Literally 3 days out of each quarter)
... I wanted a way to do it quick. A way to assess them and be able to use it immediately, send home, or bring out at conference time.
I came up with these 'assessment grids' a few years ago and love, love, love them. I remember seeing something like this in college, but not sure where. Also, I don't remember coming across any with symbols (could be out there, but I have no idea). They are perfect for the younger kiddos and for giving whole-class assessments.
They are grids with symbols instead of numbers and letters... because sometimes those itty-bitties don't know their numbers and letters yet. Also, sometimes you have kids who write/draw in 8 inch font. The boxes keep them from getting too crazy.... those darn 'helicopter arm' kids.
Using this one above I knew which uppercase letters 'Student A' needed more work on. I could also let her parents know easily. :) Easy peezy lemon squeezy.
Click the Pictures Below to Download a Few Samples
Grid with 12 Blocks
Grid with 30 Blocks
Small & Large Symbols
Need more? Or maybe some with numbers?
If you like the three downloads above, consider downloading my whole pack. It contains:
4 different grids with symbols
4 different grids with numbers
1 set of large symbols
1 set of small symbols
Guess what? It's FREE!See on TPT
You can use them for lots of things! Here's how I used them.Step 1:
Print a copy (I kept a lot in a folder). Put the type/name of assessment at the bottom right corner (and date if you want). Make copies for kids.Step 2:
Show them the symbols and make sure they know what each one is. (I used large copies of the symbols during the assessment, so there was no confusion.) Hold the symbol up during testing so they know what box to write in.Step 3:
Pass the assessment grids out and ensure they can't see each other's papers Step 4:
Give the assessment. (list below are ways I've used these) "In the box with the scissors, write a lowercase m.", "In the box with the envelope, write the number 3.", etc.Step 5:
Check it. I used a highlighter to highlight boxes that 'needed work' (wrong). I could have them fix the ones they missed, keep them for conferences (handwriting progress), or use them to make notes in my gradebook.Ways you can assess using these grids:
- Whole-class, small group, or individual
- Writing upper or lowercase letters
- Writing numbers
- Drawing shapes
- Colors ("Color the scissor box yellow.')
- Sight words (although they're probably advanced enough to "number their papers" by this point)
- Writing sentences (12 block)
- Counting ("In the box with the flower, put 13 dots.")
- Greater than/less than/equal to (show problem on the board, they draw the symbol)
- Beginning/Ending sounds ("In the scissor box, what sound does 'cat' begin with?")
- Measurement (they each had a ruler and went around to different stations, labeled with the symbol, and measured an object)
- Science vocabulary (again, with the symbol stations, they'd look at a picture and write down the vocabulary word shown)
- TONS OF STUFF! Seriously, you can adapt it to anything.
If you send it home make sure it's one that parents will understand (or staple the questions to it). A grid of random things marked wrong is no help.
Hope you find this helpful and easy. :)