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Irregular Word Fluency, Flashlight, Flashlight...

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Activity Type: Build Fluency
Activity Form: Standard
Grade: K, 1, 2
Group Size: Whole Class
Length: 5 minutes
Materials: Irregular word cards, flashlight
Goal: Given a printed irregular word, the student can say its sound with automaticity (irregword ->"irregword").
Items: All irregular words learned so far.

What to do

  1. Before beginning the game, print Irregular Word Cards and display them on a Word Wall in the classroom.
  2. Turn off all lights in the classroom.
  3. Take a flashlight and swing it on the ceiling of the classroom.
  4. Flashlight, flashlight, what is my word? Right as you say this, shine the flashlight on a word.
  5. Call on a student to read the word. Make sure to call on each student individually, so that all students get a turn.
  6. Play this game for a few minutes each day in between activities.
  7. Observe students. For students who struggle, give them help and make a note in an Activity Log.

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