After printing, cut the cells apart and sort them by color. The word cards can be used to play a small group game or as an individual activity. The/Each child selects one word from each color and assembles a sentence. The colors follow the same sequence, Green, Red, Orange, Aqua, Navy (GROAN). The cards are turned over so the words can't be seen before hand and the colors are in separate piles. The child reads the sentence and tells if it makes sense and sounds right. The children can write the sentences if the teacher wants them to have some handwriting practice.
from Ellen Gabor
When I used this with my 5th & 6th graders, we used the entire Right to Read Week as an opportunity for kids to read as much as possible. Then on Friday of that week, we allowed them to have an all day Readathon in order to complete their contract. Also, during that week, we did not assign any homework. Because of that week, I had many students realize the joy of reading.
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