Sight word fun
: Are you looking for a new way to practice reading sight words? Your students will love this scavenger hunt activity!
Each child receives his own paper watch to wear while they read and record the words on their friends' watches. They’ll be having so much fun they won’t even realize all the reading and writing they are doing!
*Dolch List 1 words*
had, she, in, a, they, his, it, and, for, was,
the, but, that, of, he, on, said, you, to
Included in the pack are:
- 20 pages of 4 sight word watches (one sight word per page)
- 5 pages of 4 sight word watches (four different sight words per page)
- 13 pages of scavenger hunt sheets (providing easy differentiation depending on skill to be practiced or ability of individual child).
The watches can be used in multiple ways. When you introduce a new sight word you can print the sheet with only that word watch. Distribute the watches and have each child colour it and cut it out. Then the children can wear the sight word watch
for the day. When they have been introduced to multiple sight words you could print two of each sight word watch and ask the children to find their matching pair.
You can also use the watches for a scavenger hunt activity
. Distribute the watch strips and ask each child to color and cut it out. Use sticky tape to fasten them onto their wrists, then give each child a scavenger hunt sheet or check list. Ask them to walk, silently, around the room and look at each other’s watches to find the information required. Ensure there is no talking so that each child is getting lots of practice at reading the words on the watches.
This activity can be easily differentiated
by selecting check lists with different amounts of words on them (included are 5, 7 and 10 word lists). There are also different types of check lists. Some require children to read and record any sight words they like (providing extra writing practice), some require them to search for specific words (involving extra reading practice) and the final set require the child to simply draw a line between the child’s name and the sight word (useful for children who are not yet writing).
Please rate and comment if you find this pack useful (and earn yourself some credits!) and let me know if there is anything I can do to improve it or adapt it so it better suits the needs of your students. All watch clipart created by Being Inspired.
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