Do you (and your students) dread sight word checks? Have you noticed some students freeze up when you “test” them? We have an easy solution. Instead of pulling them to the hallway or your desk, put the sight words up as a Learning Ladder in the S.M.A.R.T. Course. Then stand beside the Learning Ladder to listen as they identify the words while they jump on the rebounder, toss a ball, or cross pattern in place. Listening to them read the words on a Learning Ladder as a part of their regular S.M.A.R.T. Course removes the feeling of being tested. It also allows you to give them another input of words they haven’t mastered yet.
But what happens if you have students at multiple levels and one Learning Ladder doesn’t work? Put up multiple Learning Ladders! This allows you to check multiple levels without changing the Learning Ladder for every child.