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Word Card Flash


3” x 5” cards
black marker
crayons or picture and glue


1. Choose a book that has a word in it repeated several times throughout the story. Write the word on a 3" x 5" card using a black marker, and if possible, glue or draw a picture for even more reinforcement.
2. Review the flash card with the children before you start the story.
3. Explain to the children that you are going to read the story straight through the first time. Then you will read it again with their help. Tell them to say the word on the flashcard every time you hold it up during the story.
4. As you read the book to the children, hold up the flashcard each time you come to the word in the story, and the children say the word. The children catch on fast and will begin to say the word without your prompting.
5. When you are finished, leave the book and the flashcard in the reading corner. The children can look for the word in the story themselves.
6. As the children become more comfortable with this technique, you can do more than one word at a time.

Tip: Put the flashcards in a recipe box. Keep it in the reading corner for the children to use as they look through other books. At the end of the week, give the parents a word list of all the new words the children are working on.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities
Center: Library/Book/ ABC Center
Topic: Letters/Sounds/Words
Content: Literacy
Area: Language
Age: Kindergarten
Interaction: Large Group

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