Getting students motivated to read with accuracy can be challenging. Especially in first grade. We talk about the importance of reading with accuracy all year long and we learn many different strategies to decode words, but sometimes you just need a little extra motivation to get the kiddos excited about being accurate. In my classroom we learned reading with accuracy can be sweet!
As we practiced reading with accuracy I gave them 5 to 8 pieces of candy. When they missed a word, I took a piece of candy away. If they self-corrected they got the candy back. They loved getting to eat all of the candy at the end and best-of-all it really did improve their accuracy. -Amy