Monday, April 1, 2013

B & D sorting freebie (SMARTboard)

I am linking up with Freebielicious for the first of the month freebie linky.  I love all the great posts on Freebielicious throughout the month, and I'm exciting to link up this month!



We have been sorting b's and d's on our SMARTboard for about a month now.  Some students still struggle to see the difference.  I attended a conference four or five years ago, and I learned that sorting is best done on a vertical surface where students will need to cross the midline frequently.  The SMARTboard seemed to the perfect solution.  As students move the letters, they are to say the name of the letter aloud.




B & D Sort


Click "B & D Sort" above to download the Notebook file. I hope you and your students find this beneficial!  Please consider leaving a comment or following if you find this useful!

6 comments:

  1. What a great lesson! I have a couple first graders still reversing those letters. I'm jealous of those of you who have smartboards. You're so lucky!
    Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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    1. Love my SMARTboard! Prior to having a SMARTboard, I printed Bs and Ds in various fonts on cardstock and put magnets on the back. Students sorted them on the chalkboard.

      Amanda

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  2. Oh boy the b/d reversals! I swear that I spend the first half of the year drawing on my fists and showing students the "bed" sign. I definitely need to do more sorts like yours!

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    1. It seems to be helping most. After they "master" this, I go to sorting words that begin or end with B & D.

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  3. This is so great - my first graders STILL need this practice! :)

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    1. Thanks Sara! I hope it helps :).
      Amanda

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