Sight Word Mania!

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It is always difficult teaching sight words to students.  I want to share with you a couple of ideas on how to engage students in memorizing sight words!  I find that the more ways I can get the students to interact with the words, the quicker they memorize them.

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I like to make little sight word cards to use in a variety of different ways.  I make them at the beginning of the year, laminate them, and we use them all year long.  This is a simple idea of using a cookie try and magnetic letters to build the words.  The students grab a card, and write out the word using the letters.
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Students love writing words in sand.  To make the sand box, I put a piece of blue paper at the bottom of a pencil box, then I poured in a thin layer of sand on top.  The students take a pencil and write in the sand using the eraser end.  You don’t need to put a piece of paper in the bottom of the pencil box, but I wanted the bottom of the box to POP when the students were writing in the sand.
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One of my favorite sensory activities is making a sensory shaker.  I used a paint cup from Lakeshore, pom poms, and wooden cubes that I wrote sight words on them.  The students shake the cup, see a word inside, and write down the word the see!

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 I created a Sight Word Printable pack to help teach students certain words that we are working on each week.   The best part?  I just added an EDITABLE PowerPoint so you can make your own words!  The editable version is included in the bundle, which has 75 words already!  You can also purchase 1 of 3 packs if you don’t want the bundle.  Check out the details HERE.

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Here is what the worksheets look like:  I wanted to make them with several different activities to practice the word.  The students can write, color, trace, circle, and cut and paste the word!

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My students also love using paint dabbers (sold at most craft stores, target, teacher stores).  I printed off the words in bubble font, and the students stamp the inside of the word!
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I also created a “Dab the Sight Word” activity on Teachers Pay Teachers.  Each page focuses on one word, and the students dab all the words on that page!

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Good luck teaching sight words in your class!

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4 responses to “Sight Word Mania!”

  1. Heather Avatar

    Looks great! Adding to my wish list.

    Heather ([email protected])

  2. Fancy Free in 4th Avatar
    Fancy Free in 4th

    They turned out wonderfully!

  3. Unknown Avatar

    Oooooh LOVE THIS! I wish I could make worksheets like this. I will be over to buy these in your store soon. 🙂

  4. Ruth Avatar

    I love the work sheets, although I wish the t's werent curled at the bottom.