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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I have a giant project that I have been working on for WEEKS. Yes, weeks. It's about to drive me crazy. It's a ginormous pack of Fry Word resources. Come to think of it, it's been on the burner for a few months now. I tried it out in my ESL/EFL classes before school ended and I'm just now getting around to making some changes and adding a few things that I wanted.
I know some of you use Fry's and some use Dolch. For some reason I use Fry's, but I like and have used Dolch before. I'm thinking that it would be easy to create a Dolch version if this goes over well. Let me know if you're interested. So far, there are over 300 pages of printables. I've included all 1000 words separated into manageable sets of 25. My kids loved the student achievement sheets and I'm loving how I decided to store them. Here's a sneak peek below!
I've been told that anything that includes the word 'mega' in rainbow colors is legit.
No clipart and it's all black and white so you can copy the sets onto colored paper if you want. I'm really excited about using it from the beginning this year! I include pronunciation into my assessments, so I'm able to use it for students who are a bit older than PK-3. I'll be sure to do a more detailed post soon so you can see if you're into it. :)
The pack is full of cards, various assessment sheets, checklists, student achievement recording sheets, certificates, cute labels, and a very detailed 'contents' page with a screenshot of each page. I've worked my little fingers off!
So what do you think? Something you could use with your PK-3 students? I wanted to include all of the words because I bought a set before and was a bit sad that I couldn't get the same thing for all of the words. So, I did the psycho thing and made my own.
See you soon!