Thursday, November 15, 2012

Basic Code (Flashcard) Sliders

In September I began working with a first grader who, just a year ago had a life-threatening condition which required her to have half of her brain removed...Causing her to relearn basic information she previously knew before the surgery. With deficits in receptive and expressive language, I wasn't quite sure how I was going to help her to learn to read...Each day with her was trial and error!

A few weeks ago when I was working with her in reading intervention she began blending the sounds that another child was saying. {I was amazed to say the least!} I looked at her and without hesitation she replied, "I can do that, duh!"

A couple students where using the "See, Slide, & Say" Flashcards (purchased from Barnes & Noble) that have picture cues below each letter to help them when they are trying to say the sounds in words. There is a "slider" that they can pull to look at the letters one at a time. I showed Kelley a card to see if she could look at the letters to tell me a sound...Although she tried to use the pictures as a cue, some of them were difficult for her to recall. I thought maybe if the pictures were different, she'd be able to use them to sound out words.

Her aide worked with her for about a week, generating a picture for each letter sound. I took those pictures and created her own "See, Slide, & Say" flashcards using basic code words from our district's high frequency word list. These cards have been a big hit with Kelley and my lower first grade intervention students, so I thought I'd share them with you! Click on the link under the picture to download!
Download Basic Code Flashcards (FREEBIE)
Have a great weekend, bloggers!

7 Shout-Outs:

Hudson Henry said...

You also apply the same way on flashcard website. It must be interesting to try on some sites like This is the app that I have used for 1 year. I can enjoy my study on the app of Superflashcard on my phone with slide show, study, quiz, game. Wonderful:)

Mrs. Slyter said...

These are so great! Thank you! :)

Julie McKown said...

These are great Katie! Thank you for sharing! These will be a perfect addition to my activities for blending!
❤Mrs. McKown
Little Literacy Learners

Rachel Jones said...

I just discovered your blog-and I'm so glad I did! Thanks for all of the great things you create! :)
Let's Talk Speech Therapy


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing these! Using them with my 7 yo son to decode the b/d/p etc. that he stumbles on.

Lee Ann said...

Thank you for sharing! I am going to use them with my Title I kindergartners. Many of them have trouble blending the sounds together to get the word. Thanks again!

Kelly said...

These are wonderful! Thank you :)

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