Remember how I made the audio recording of Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type for my kiddos? Well, there's a very specific reason I selected that book as THE super-cool book motivating my students. I have two electric typewriters in my classroom and I used Click, Clack, Moo as the springboard for introducing my students to typewriters. (This previous form of technology is so obsolete that most of my students don't have a clue about what a typewriter is or how one works.) I have two electric typewriters in my classroom for student use. Last month I was FINALLY ready to explain the typewriters to my students and let them explore! Click, Clack, Moo served as a perfect introduction to the new classroom equipment. My kinders view the typewriters as really exciting new toys, what they don't know is that they are actually LEARNING something each time they “play” at the typewriters.
The fabulous benefits of playing with a typewriter:
Students begin to develop a sense of letter placement on a keyboard.
Great practice for alphabet recognition and sight word practice.
Generates excitement for letters, words, and writing.
PS- I'm linking up with Wild About Sight Words by Teacher to the Core. You may want to stop by and check out more great sight word ideas!