Today I came across a great website with some wonderful activities to help your students learn sight words. When it comes to reading, many students struggle to learn to read. Sight words can be the trickiest because students just need to learn them because they can't sound them out. For those students who are still struggling to learn their sight words you may find some new activities like the ones below.
I loved this idea using story cube. All you need are blocks. Cover them with painters tape.(see below) Then use a permanent magic marker to write different sentences. She used sentences from the Bob Books but you could use sentences from any Early Emergent Book. Here are the directions for writing your words:
"Pick six names or nouns, write them on one block, pick 6 sight words and write them on two additional blocks, write 6 different action words on another block and on the final block write 6 nouns"
Students take turns rolling the blocks and making sentences with their familiar words. You can read more about it by clicking on the picture above.
Here's another fun game I found that you can do at home or with a small group of students. Just write sight words on paper plates and stick them on a door. You will need a small stuffed animal for this game. Call out a sight word and the student will find the word, read it, and hit it with the stuffed animal. You can read lots more about this game by clicking on the picture above.
Want to play Kinetic Sight Word Ball? Just click on the picture above to find out. If you want to check out all 15 just click on the picture at the top of the post. hope you find some great new ideas!
Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.