My students have been doing such a great job reading use our Read & Reveal cards! So I knew I needed to create something to help them transition into reading simple sentences. I introduced these to my reading groups and they ate them right up! They felt so proud of themselves using their reading strategies to read the sentences. And they just LOVE opening the flap to check to see that they read the sentence correctly 🙂
Today I want to share with you how I use Read & Reveal in my classroom and how to get it up and running!
First, print the cards you need on card stock and cut apart. I use this paper cutter and it makes the cutting easy and quick!
I also suggest laminating the cards for durability. This way you won’t need to reprint and replace them so often!
Once the cards are cut and laminated, fold the flap on the dashed lines. Sometimes I find it easier to fold the cards before laminating, especially if you are using a thick lamination.
You can secure the flaps with mini clothespins, paper clips, or even velcro dots. I love stocking up on mini clothespins at the Target dollar spot or when Michaels has sales! They also help my students work on their pincer grasp and develop those fine motor muscles. Fair warning- the clothespins do break! That’s why I like to stock up when they’re on sale 😉
How to Use
Place the cards in a basket and have your students choose one card at a time. You can also hole punch the corners and use a binder ring to hold all the cards together. Have your students touch each dot and read each word.
Once they feel confident with the sentence, the unclip the clothespin to reveal the picture under the flap! It truly is so engaging and motivates them to try their best when reading.
Reading Simple Sentences
I created several read and reveal cards to correspond with the different phonics skills we learn throughout kindergarten. Each set includes the phonics skills as well as common sight words that my students have been practicing. We have cards for all the following skills:
All of these simple sentence read and reveal cards are included in my
Reading Intervention Simple Sentences Bundle
You can find them in my TpT shop!
Sight Word Practice
This free download includes 11 color words for your students to practice reading and improve their reading fluency as well. By joining my email list, you will get this sight word practice for FREE! Sign up below and this resource will be sent straight to your inbox!