Center Focus

Write the Words

  1. Make a cassette tape of words your beginning readers are learning. Space the words appropriately to give students enough time to write them down.
  2. Have students listen to the tape and write down the words as they hear them. They should try every word, using phonics clues and incorporate prior knowledge of spelling and reading.
  3. Number the words as you go along when recording the tape so students can write the numbers down as well.
  4. This is great practice for your kids and it will also be a good assessment tool for you. You may want to suggest to parents to do this at home for their children as well.