Workbooks have come a long way since my memories of them in school. For example, Reading Eggs (post sponsor) has created workbooks that pair with their online learning programs that are engaging and offer lots of variety.
And, whether you have to use workbooks or choose to use workbooks, there are ways to make them more hands-on.
Full Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Reading Eggs and includes affiliate links.
Reading Eggs Books and Online Learning
The Reading Eggs books were created and designed to correspond to their online lessons. Reading Eggs is built on the five important components for reading success that include phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Their goal is to make learning to read (along with math) interactive and engaging.
The online lessons include instructional videos and interactive lessons. Students can then get extra practice with the workbook lessons.
The workbooks are full-color and offer multiple lesson activities including matching, writing, coloring, drawing, sorting, tracing, copying and so much more. I’m a fan of the variety.
Here are more ideas on how to use Reading Eggs workbooks or any type of worksheet to make them more interactive.
Making Workbooks More Hands-On
A workbook can be a favorite friend for some children and a dreaded enemy for others. Here are some ideas for making workbooks more interactive and enticing.
Idea 1: Pull Out the Pages
There is no rule that you can’t tear out a page from a workbook. For some students, seeing one page vs a whole book makes the task feel more manageable.
You can even put the sheet in a page protector and let the child use a dry erase marker and eraser to quickly fix any mistakes. The bonus is that the child can complete the sheet more than once if extra practice is needed.
Idea 2: Use Mini Eraser Props
Sometimes the act of filling out workbook pages can be tedious for young writers especially if there are some fine motor issues. Try using mini erasers to mark answers on a page instead of writing. They can be used in the workbook or in combination with idea number one.
Idea 3: Twist the Answer
Anytime students need to circle or underline something, you can use chenille sticks or WikkiStix. Students can twist the flexible tool to form an oval and place that around the correct answer.
Those are three quick and easy ideas for making workbook practice more interactive. My hope is that these ideas will help you turn workbooks or worksheets into productive and hands-on learning time.
Of course, using workbooks such as the ones produced by Reading Eggs will already have multiple built-in activities and bright & bold illustrations that will be engaging too.
Try the Reading Eggs books today.—>Click here to visit the Reading Eggs site and see more about books.
And, don’t forget to try the free trial of the online resources too.