All last week the children thought we were crazy collecting their empty snack packs. Today was the big reveal. While lining the items on the ledge, they were asked, "Who can read these?" Much to their amazement, they all could read them: "Oreo Mini," "Capri Sun," "Lunchables" and "Pirate's Booty." Children come to school knowing much more than they realize. The reading lesson focused on approximations of what they think certain signs say around them, for instance (Main Office, Dining Room, and Bathroom." Students were also shown the logos w/words for Burger King, McDonnel's, and Target. The children were very excited to discover that they can "read"!
Using sentence strips to teach some common sight words along with environmental print.