Mandatory Sight Words!?!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Well as some of you know, and some of you feel my pain, summer is over.  Don't get me wrong... I love teaching, but aren't the summers getting shorter and shorter?

Well as we returned we found out that although sight words are not part of our curriculum, we must teach them. Well duh right? Anyway... I always have so I couldn't understand the teachers that were upset! I always have and the more I push them, the better my readers are! So I shared a few of my creations with my fellow teachers and they were so excited! The best part?? These products can be used prek-3 with no adjustments at all :)

First to organize what words I'll use when....

The sight word race consists of 30 lists with 10 words on each. I send these home each Friday for the students to practice for their test the following Friday :) What forms of practice do my students use you ask??


These adorable flash cards are labeled with the week to match the sight word race lists. They also fit the size of our sight word keyboard and our bingo game that are included in this pack.
The students absolutely love this! I have printed and laminated each child their own keyboard and when we are practicing each day they pull out their keyboards and type their sight words!

 Among many games included in this pack is the sight words mystery bottles. All I use are empty water/pop bottles and add tiny flashcards and rice/noodle/glitter or whatever else I have laying around. When the students find a word they add it to the list :)

For bellwork/home practice students use the 

I use these packets in numerous ways in our classroom! I have sent them home copied front to back (the backside one has to be copied upside down so that they can cut out the words on each side) so that they can practice 2 words a night before their test of 10 word each Friday.

I've also printed them into journals and bound them together for my students to use for bellwork. This not only works on independent skills, but also alphabetical skills. When you print the packet will come out in alphabetical order... not the sight word race order, so the students are able to find the words by learning alphabetizing skills. 

Each day they practice handwriting, cutting, pasting, and creating skills. My students absolutely love them and ever since I've implemented these sheets I have seen a large increase in their memorization of their words!

I hope that seeing a little explanation of these products has intrigued you to check them out! Maybe enough to add them to your cart or at least your wish list!!


The Four on Board said...

Dang it! I like you on facebook and follow now I just signed up to get your emails! Next time hopefully!

Heather Shelton said...

Haven't signed up for email:( am doing it now!

Mrs. Wathen said...

Just signed up for email:)
Great packs that are on my wish list

The Resourceful Apple

Katie said...

Gosh darn it, I swore that I followed you via email but i just checked my email and I don't have anything. :( I know I follow your tpt store and like you on FB. Darn it, darn it, darn it. I love your sight word packet and will be buying it for sure. I'm going to check my school email now, just in case i missed something there. BTW...we teach sight words as well in our school but only our first grade team does it. It isn't mandatory but we see how much stronger it makes our readers and couldn't imagine NOT teaching sight words. But now our second grade team has no clue how to go about teaching sight words and they don't do it in second grade and I think its so sad. :(

Ok, gotta go check my school email....


Anonymous said...

Love your sight word packets! Bet the kiddos love working on sight words when they look that cute. I'll have to put them on my wish list.

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Michelle Hudgeons said...

Bummer! I am adding this to my wish list! What a great resource!
Michelle @ Smitten With First

Mrs. Shelton said...

I love the sight word typing!!! Genius! Perfect for a word work area!

smoran892 said...

I already have your 1st grade sight word packet and I can't wait to use it this year!!!

Great work, as always, Jessica!

T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

karen thomas said...

Mrs. Glennon's Beach Buddies said...

I love the keyboard activity... Is it in your packet too??

Unknown said...

Love your sight word packets Jessica!!
Rowdy in Room 300

Stacy said...

Your sight words packet was already sitting on my wishlist waiting for Sunday. . .LOVE IT!!!

✰ Stacy

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