A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the classroom of a fellow kindergarten teacher within the district. She had this great idea that she shared with all of us about read the room activities. Basically, she laminates die-cuts or large note pads and numbers each picture. Then she places a word underneath the picture. She uses a variety of words, such as sight words or vocabulary words related to their theme of the week. Here is a picture of how she uses her cards:
When students complete their daily stations, this is a station within the classroom. Students use clipboards with their Read the Room worksheets. Students then go on a scavenger hunt and write the appropriate word next to the corresponding number. I like this activity because of the structure and students are also using a variety of skills.
So, I made a set of Read the Room cards with sight words for my kindergarten students. Here is a picture of my cards:
I placed velcro on the picture and cards so the words could be interchangeable as well. Here is a picture:
You could also easily modify this activity to have students look for letters too if you were working with younger students.
Here is a copy of the Read the Room worksheet that I made for students to complete with this activity: April Read the Room. I’ll keep updating this if you’re interested and share other Read the Room worksheets as we go on.
I also want to thank Leslie Phillips for sharing her wonderful idea!