Sunday, October 24, 2010
First of a Series of Musings on Exciting Ways to Motivate Your Young Child to Read
Each day each child would think of a word he wanted to know. I wrote it on an index card. These self-chosen words accumulated and were kept in his specially decorated shoebox. The next day, before giving him a new word, I would ask for the "old" words . If a word was not remembered I would put it aside and eventually toss it in the trash because it had failed as a "one-look" word, and could not have been of much importance to the child. While I was giving words to each child, the others were sharing their words with partners, or printing their words on the chalkboard. Still others were putting their words on a magnetic board or on a felt board with felt letters. All of the children were busy sharing and learning each others words!