Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sight Word Packs + FREEBIE!

Every school year I have a group of students who know their sight words like the back of their hands. But the majority of my students struggle with them. Maybe they can read some of them, but they can't always spell them. Some are even still trying to sound them out, which we know is not possible for many reasons. They have to know them by sight, with automaticity, in order to become strong readers. 

I like to start my school year, reviewing sight words the students should know from first grade. This is a quick assessment for me. It is just one tool I use to help me gauge where my students' skill levels are when they come to me. 

Learning and reviewing sight words can be so dull and boring. I want my students engaged! I have created several ways of doing this. One way is to focus on a small number of words at a time. Four or five words seems to be the magic number for most of my kiddos. 

This activity helps the students recognize sight words in different fonts, sizes and shapes. Once they identify the words, the students graph how many times they saw each word. 
I also like my students to see the sight words in text. I created fluency and cloze reading passages for this reason. Students need to see the words in context, not just in isolation in order to remember, retain, and use the words correctly. 

Each pack is grade level specific according to the Dolch sight word lists for first and second grade and includes the following activities with answer keys:
1. Graphing
2. Word Shapes
3. Fluency Passages
4. Cloze Reading Passages
5. Flash Cards with and without word boxes



Here is any example of some of the pages included in each packet. 


I want you LOVE this packet as much as I do! That is why I am sharing this {FREEBIE} with you. Download these BONUS pages and get a sneak peak for yourself. I would love your feedback too. Tell me what you think!




In case you are just joining me, here is a quick look at what is planned this week. Make sure to come back tomorrow for the last day of Christmas in July!

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