Sight Words Activities {Weekend Warriors}


Let's talk about sight words.  There are so many ways to practice sight words. I thought it would be fun to quickly share a few of my favorites with you, in case you were looking for some new ideas.  :)



I have a few "go to" activities for practicing sight words in my classroom.  I love them, and so do my students!

One activity that I love is using a Power Point slide show to quickly practice these important words. I usually use this with my small group students. 


I created a few different slide shows using the various Dolch word lists.  Once I created all the slides, I timed them so they would change automatically every 2 seconds.  Depending upon the needs of your students, you might program the transition time to be a bit slower.  Once my group of students is confident in reading the words, we sometimes read them in different voices (whisper voices, mouse voices, monster voices, and so on).


Finally, I like to use sight word flash cards like these to compliment the Power Point slide show.



I use the flash cards a few different ways.  Sometimes, I use them one on one with the students.  Sometimes, I have the students read them in pairs.  In this case, they would sit elbow to elbow, knee to knee and take turns reading the word and accompanying sentence on each card.

Once they can confidently read the cards, I let them time each other.  The partners take turns reading as many cards as they can in one minute.  Sometimes I have them read just the sight word, sometimes I have them read the word and the sentence.  It depends on the group, their needs, and their ability.  They repeat this several times to see if they can improve their "score."  They always love challenging themselves and competing against themselves in this way.

I love that the one minute challenge activity can be used with any set of sight words.  You can grab this recording form here for FREE.  I've included the version shown above, plus a version to use with cards that only have words printed on them.  I hope you can use it!

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Be sure to visit the blogs below for more great sight word ideas!
 


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14 comments:

  1. I saw you were doing this post on instagram so used it as a challenge this week. It is something I really needed to take a look at in my guided reading groups. Thanks so much for doing this post!!

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    1. You are so welcome! I'm glad the timing was right and you were able to link up. :) I really enjoyed reading your ideas!

      Aimee

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  2. I love your challenge card idea. I think I will try that with my kiddos next week. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are so welcome! I hope your students have fun challenging themselves!

      Aimee

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  3. Hi Aimee! Wonderful post! And thank you so much for the Sight Word in a Minute Freebie! My first graders will love that!
    Mrs. DiBenedetto's First Grade Critter Cafe

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie! Hopefully your students will have fun challenging themselves! :)

      Aimee

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  4. Thank you for the freebie! I can't wait to let my kiddos time each other. They are going to love that!
    Crystal
    www.crystalclearteaching.com

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    1. You're so welcome! I hope they do love it! :)

      Aimee

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  5. I have sight word PowerPoints also, but they don't look anywhere near as cute as yours! I really like how your cards include a sentence with the word in context! You are so smart!

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  6. We also use Sight Word PowePoints! I also really love how you use the word in a sentence on the sight word card. I've found that is one of the ways that really helps sight words stick!

    Kristen
    Where the First Graders Are

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    1. Thanks, Kristen! I agree with you. Using those words in context is huge!

      Aimee

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  7. Great minds, girl! Love the Sight Words in a Minute challenge! Will be great for my kiddos later in the year.
    Andrea
    Always Kindergarten

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    1. They sure do, my friend! I hope the challenge is a huge hit!

      Aimee

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