Zip Strip Self-Checking Learning Pockets

** One Simple Teaching Tool **

    Does it All:

  •      Remediate slow readers and spellers
  •      Accelerate average and fluent readers and spellers
  •      Includes a quick assessment strategy

  • Students work at their own pace; independently or in pairs
  • Self-checking picture provides comprehension component
  • Builds association between words in the same phonics/spelling pattern
  • These learning modalities make it successful:
    • Small Motor / Tactile:
      • Manipulating the strip in the pocket engages the student to participate
      • Challenges student and study buddy
    • Visual:
      • The strip creates a visual link between the work and the picture, thereby strengthening comprehension
      • The strip creates a visual association between words in the same phonetic group
    • Auditory / Oral Repetition:
      • Student hears himself say the word and spell the word
      • Student hears others say the word and spell the word
  • Encourages long term rentention / cumulative learning
    • Connects word, picture and the spelling of the word
    • Creates a pattern with other words in the same or similar phonetic group
    • Creates the emotional response of accomplishment when the strip is completed correctly