The First Grade Sweet Life: Reading Centers--pattern block sight words! Get some templates, write words on them, and the kids have to play in pairs--correctly saying each word (and using it in a sentence?) before they can cover it. Also for math shapes!
The teacher writes a word in the yellow box. Student reads the word in the yellow box, builds the word with letter blocks and then writes it with a dry erase marker in the box with lines. You can get a free worksheet or I will be making my own.
Understands concept that the alphabet represents the sounds of spoken language and the letters of written language. Uses writing to represent thoughts or ideas. This would be good for Kindergarten students.
I felt like this was an extremely useful chart to use to convert DRA, Guided Reading & AR levels with grade level equivalencies as well as reading development stages. The color coding makes it extremely easy and handy to code classroom books too!