In order to establish control before beginning instruction, students need a way to stop what they are doing so they can listen out for instruction. I envision myself using different strategies, such as having students stop and put their hands on their head, clapping patterns with my hands, and counting down from five to establish control of the class before I begin instruction. This will manage the classroom by making instructions clear and saving time by not having to repeat directions.
Are you looking for some fun ideas and activities for teaching sight words? Check out this interactive activity to help students master sight words! This game is great for literacy centers and independent practice for the classroom and homeschool. Great for advanced pre k, kindergarten, and first grade. My kids love learning sight words with this activity. Help improve sight word fluency and keep kids moving. Click on the picture to see how we use this activity.