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Friday, February 19, 2016

All Aboard: The Sight Word Activity Express

All Aboard! The Sight Word Activity Express                                                                                                                                                All Aboard! The Sight Word Activity Express

Get your student on the fast track to learning high frequency sight words and common nouns with this interactive and versatile set of magnetic print/braille labels!
All Aboard! The Sight Word Activity Express can be used for instruction and assessment of a student's recognition of sight ("high frequency") words -- the most commonly used words in the English language. All Aboard contains a list of 220 words categorized according to grade level: Pre-primer, Primer, First, Second, and Third.
All Aboard! includes print/braille magnetic labels of sight words and common nouns. The set of Contracted Braille/Print Magnetic Word Labels present the contracted braille version; these labels are identified by black text on a yellow background with a diagonal orientation cut in the upper right corner. The set of Uncontracted Braille/Print Magnetic Word Labels includes the uncontracted braille (letter-by-letter) version that utilizes a braille contraction in the "contracted" set; these labels are identified by black text on a white background with a curved orientation cut in the upper right corner. A set of print/braille Accessory Labels (e.g., noun, verb, contracted, uncontracted, one-syllable, two-syllable, short vowel, long vowel, etc.) accommodate a variety of sorting tasks; these labels are indicated by white text on a blue background with two opposite diagonal cuts. The accessory labels also include blank, white magnetic labels in a variety of lengths for creating additional word labels (if needed). All of the word labels can be securely stored and sorted in the binder (in order determined by instructor) using the provided Word Label Pocket Pages.
Blue magnetic sorting strips are provided in two lengths (10 1/2 x 1/2 inches and 8 1/2 x 1/2 inches) and are ideal for creating charts, diagrams, and tactile/visual guide lines for positioning the word labels on the included All Aboard Magnetic/Dry-Erase Board. The Teacher's Guidebook provides activity suggestions. Use the provided Sight Word Assessment Checklist to keep track of the word recognition progress of an individual student. The accompanying CD-ROM provides accessible versions of the Teacher's Guidebook and the Sight Word Assessment Checklist.
All Aboard! The Sight Word Activity Express Includes
  • Contracted Braille/Print Magnetic Word Labels
  • Uncontracted Braille/Print Magnetic Word Labels
  • Accessory Labels
  • Magnetic Sorting Strips stored in a clear 3-hole punched resealable pouch
  • Storage Binder
  • Double-sided, 3-hole punched Word Label Pocket Pages
  • All Aboard Magnetic/Dry-Erase Board
  • Large Print Teacher's Guidebook with CD-ROM
Notes: -- A free-of-charge braille-ready file (brf) of the Teacher's Guidebook is available for download at: -- A free-of-charge Microsoft© Excel© spreadsheet of the Sight Word Assessment Checklist is available for download at:
WARNING: Choking Hazard—Small Parts. Not intended for children ages 5 and under without adult supervision.
UEB Compliant
Recommended ages: 5 years and up (including adult braille readers).
Age Range:
5 and Up
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