With all of the test prep my class has been doing lately, I knew I needed to reward them with some type of fun review! I created this very low-prep racing theme for my students to ‘race’ into 2nd grade and prep for our reading assessment!
- Cones- borrowed from my PE dept
- Referee shirt from Amazon (I got mine 4 years ago for another transformation, but this link is similar.)
- checkered tablecloths
I created a driver’s license for my students that you can find here. This really got them excited! I told them if they were not on task they *might* lose their driver’s license. :0
I had 4 rotations for this transformation. This one is a card game using sight word phrases from the DOLCH list. There are 2 special cards: Speed it up (draw 2 more cards) or stop for fuel (miss a turn). I told them as they read the phrase show it to their group to make sure they read it correctly. (: When all the cards are gone they count to see who has the most- that is the winner!
The next rotation was a sight word board game using sight words from our reading units. We use Reading Street so I pulled from that. Students roll a dice and read that many spaces of sight words. Whoever reaches the end first wins.
This rotation was for nonsense words. Students took turns drawing a card and reading the words- again they had to show it to their group to make sure they said it correctly. If they drew a flat tire card they had to place one of their cards back in the bottom of the stack. When all the cards are gone they count to see who has the most- that is the winner!
As I mentioned, I had four rotations. my final one had oral reading fluency passages and students took turns reading those!! The other 3 rotations + driver’s license can be found in my TPT here.
Overall this transformation was VERY simple to prepare & the 3 rotations in my store will be used in centers for weeks to come! They were easy to explain and my class loves card and board games. If you have every done a racing transformation, I would love to hear details!! (: -Brooklyn