Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sight Word Practice

Hey ya'll! Today I'm going to be sharing some helpful tips and tricks that are all about sight words. Are you required to teach them? Every district that I have taught in uses the Dolch list. I know some districts out there use the Fry list. Our days are already so jam packed sometimes its hard to get that important practice in. I'm here to share some ways I incorporate sight words into our daily routine. 

Since our schedules are so crazy, I don't always have the time to do an activity. I made this sight word powerpoint to use as a quick review. When I have a few minutes to fill, I display this powerpoint through my projector and have my students call out the words. It takes only a minute or two and the kids really like it. 

You can listen to them calling out the words by watching the quick video below. I'm sitting at my computer and changing the slides myself. This was recorded with my phone so excuse the quality. 

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Sight Words are so important for children to learn. This PowerPoint is a fun activity that can be used to practice sight words quickly and effectively.  All of the levels are included.

I can also set the slide to change automatically. I've been having it set to change the slide about every 2 seconds. They love to see how fast they can say them so if we go through a set and I have everyone on task, reading with good accuracy, I'll change the settings to 1 second and boy do they love it. Sometimes they can get it, and other times it's too much for them. 

Sight Words are so important for children to learn. This PowerPoint is a fun activity that can be used to practice sight words quickly and effectively.  All of the levels are included.


I've posted this powerpoint to TPT. I've included individual power points for the pre-primer - 3rd grade word lists. I've also included a powerpoint with all of the words. Each word list is also a different color. The powerpoint is not editable but you can set the settings for the slide to change automatically. You can grab this sight word powerpoint in my TPT store here. 

Sight Words are so important for children to learn. This PowerPoint is a fun activity that can be used to practice sight words quickly and effectively.  All of the levels are included.

I also like to incorporate sight words into our word work schedule. These are independent activities that your kids can do independently while you are working with small groups or you can use as a filler activity. One of their favorite games is Sight Word Stacking.

I cut some foam into 1'' squares and wrote sight words on each of them. Have your kids spread them out face down. Each student takes turns drawing a square. If they read the word correctly, they get to stack it. If they read it incorrectly, they must put it back in the pile face down. Students take turns stacking their words until their tower falls down! Then they must use the word that they drew in a sentence on their paper. You can read more about this here and grab the worksheet to go along with it for FREE!

Sight Words are so important for children to learn. Sight Word Stacking is a fun, hands on game for children to practice their sight words. It is a class favorite for sure! Visit this blog post to see how to play and grab a FREE printable too!

Sight Words are so important for children to learn. Sight Word Stacking is a fun, hands on game for children to practice their sight words. It is a class favorite for sure! Visit this blog post to see how to play and grab a FREE printable too!

I have several sets of this made and they also use it as an early finisher activity. You can create multiple sets with each list to differentiate for your kids. They love it!

Pin the image below to save this idea for later!

Sight Words are so important for children to learn. Sight Word Stacking is a fun, hands on game for children to practice their sight words. It is a class favorite for sure! Visit this blog post to see how to play and grab a FREE printable too!

 

10 comments:

  1. Stacking Jenga, sight word style...Love it! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  2. I'm a fan of the sight word Power Point too! And, I am really loving the sight word stack idea! Pinning for later!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  3. Thanks for the sight word stacking idea. I can't wait to try it with my kiddos!
    Crystal
    www.crystalclearteaching.com

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  4. Love the sight word stacking idea. How fun! Thanks for sharing!
    :) Sarah

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  5. I really like the sight word stack idea! I think the kids will get a kick out of the tower falling down :-) I'll be trying this out for sure!

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  6. Love, love, love the stacking sight words idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Andrea
    Always Kindergarten

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  7. Love, love, love the sight word stacking idea! This is a great way to infuse more fun into my curriculum. Thank you!!

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  8. ove this idea! Love stuff that is fun and different!
    Thanks!

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  9. This sight word stack will be good fun when I have the grandchildren over. Three are entering kindergarten this year and they already have mastered about 20 words from our work last year. Maybe this will help them keep it up over summer. Thank you!

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