Hameray Classroom Literacy Blog

Using Mirrors to Build Vocabulary—with FREE Download!

This is a guest post by blogger Laureen. If you like what you see here, you can check out her blog,   Teach with Laughter , for more of her writing.

Hi again, it’s Laureen from Teach With Laughter.    I am so excited to be using the  Story World Real World books   in my classroom that I’m here to share another activity with you   that you can use with   The Greedy Dog and the Very Big Bone    theme set .

As mentioned in my last post, the traditional story of   The Greedy Dog and the Very Big Bone   comes with three related informational texts.    The activity I’m sharing with you today can be used with the narrative book   Mirror Magic .

One of the activities my students enjoy during literacy centers is using mirrors to read backward words.    Not only does it build vocabulary, but it also helps with fine motor skills and it’s   FUN !

At the bottom of this page, I've included a packet of mirror activities for vocabulary that your students will find engaging and fun!

I picked up a few mirrors at our local dollar store and students use them to read the twelve word cards.    I have included a student instruction card to keep students on task and a recording page to check for understanding.

You can download the worksheet below, and be sure to check out the   Story World Real World   series—you won’t be disappointed!


Laureen is a first-grade teacher in Canada. She has been teaching kindergarten and grade one for more than twenty years.   Laureen loves to make learning fun and you can find her at her blog,   Teach With Laughter . You can also   visit her TPT page here .


To learn more about   Story World Real World ,   click here to visit our website , or click the series highlights image below to download information sheets with key features .   To get today's free activity download, click the image to the right below!