Sunday, January 18, 2009

Tip #13 Flashcards

A great way to teach a child to read is by using flashcards. The fun is in the making of them.

Have your child or student help find pictures of things in the story.

Cut them out and glue them onto 3x5 cards.

Next write the name of the object on the card back.

Show them the word, have them read it and then turn it over to see if they were right.

This is one variation, you can also write the word under the picture.

Here's one pages I made to go along with “Zooprise Party / Fiesta Zoorpresa”. (of course I have the advantage of having the art work that goes with the book)


Morgan Mandel said...

It does help to have a picture go with a word to make the connection in the mind.

Morgan Mandel

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...


I love this idea. Think what fun the kids would have looking for pictures to go with the book, and making the cards.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous idea! I can't wait to implement this with illustrations and words from my bilingual books.

Joy said...

Thanks for stopping by ladies.
Morgan - I agree. It does help to have that visual to relate the words to when you're learning how to read.
Shari - Old magazines now have a brand new purpose! Oh the fun they will have.
Christina - Have fun with it. Glad I could give you an idea.