Step 1 - Select 3-5 words for each student in a group. Make flashcards. Preteach the words to this group. Once the students are familiar with the words, give each one 3-5 cards. Practice with each child individually to make sure they know their words.
Step 2 - Once students know the words on their flashcards, it is time to start Rapid Word. Select an area in the classroom large enough for the group to sit across from each other. I have done this by having students sit on the floor and by positioning chairs. I find the chairs help the students stay in their space, but it does require more set up time. The diagram shows how my group is set up.
Step 3 - Students on whichever side the teacher chooses "teaches" and the students on the other side "learn". "Teachers" begin by showing the first flashcard. They say, "The word is _____. What's the word?" "Learners" repeat the word. This is done three times. Then, students move on to the next flashcard. Once all of the cards have been done, the "teachers" quiz the "learners". If a "learner" misses a word, the "teacher" says, "Sorry, partner. The word is ____". Once the "learner" has read all of the words correctly, the students switch roles.
While the students are teaching and quizzing each other, the teacher works with students sitting where Student 1 and Student 2 are sitting. The teacher should have flashcards that contain the next set of words students will be using. This way, teachers are able to pre-teach upcoming sight words. Once students know the next set of words, distribute these flashcards to students. I try to limit the number of flashcards students are working with to 5-7. So, whenever I add new words, I remove some of the words the students had.
Step 4 - Once both sides have finished, students rotate to the next place. Students continue rotating until everyone is back where they started.
I would love to hear from anyone who has used this and how you've used it. Or, if you try it out, I hope you share how it works for you.
Wonderful share. For me, our teachers should use flashcard as a teaching tool. I often use flashcard for my lessons. Howerver, I use flashcard app on web and mobile device.I create flashcards and share for my students after class. They review and pratice to remember them, then we check in the next class. We use Superflashcard and we like it. It has some interesting games for my students play and reminds them, we can do quiz and create flashcards with sounds and image. So I think we also usr the tool for our class.ReplyDelete
I've never heard of Superflashcard. It sounds like a great site. I'll have to check it out. :)ReplyDelete