Using a visual reminder of a skill mastered in isolated practice to other areas of student work can be a prompt to promote transfer and application in other areas.
A student is successful in a small Phonics group with spelling words with a welded sound, but in his or her writer’s notebook continues to spell words such as thank, “thak” or “thnk”. Providing a card or checklist with a reminder “Welded Sounds I’ve Learned” and listing the sounds will provide a visual prompt to self- check for these elements. An additional teacher prompt to check for spelling of these sounds at the end of daily writing can further assist this.
Created by Kathy Furlong Silverio
Reviewed by Louis Olander