Thanks for perusing this crossword puzzle set! They were definitely a labor of love!
Your students will get to practice reading / utilizing 108 of the most common sight words / high-frequency words found in our text.
• 7 crossword puzzle word mats, featuring 14 - 16 Sight Word Sentences on each mat (with picture clues for non-sight words, too!)
• 7 answer keys
Depending upon your intended use, you will need to print each crossword mat on white OR colored paper / cardstock. To use as a worksheet, morning work, homework, etc., give your kiddos some pencils and away they go! To utilize these mats as a center, I recommend placing them in page protectors so they can be reused. Hand your students some dry erase markers and they, too, are ready to roll!
These mats work just like the crosswords in the local newspaper. The clues, however, are “Sight Word Sentences” that leave a blank for the needed sight word (check the preview for examples). The needed words for each crossword puzzle are found on fingerprints around the mat, as well – acting like a Word Bank for students to reference.
The vast majority of the “Sight Word Sentences” I used during the creation of this set can be found in my “Sight Word Sentences” PowerPoint (found at: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Sentences-A-NEW-way-to-practice-Sight-Word-Fluency-preK-K-1st-2839022) and “Sight Word Sentences: Fill-in-the-Blanks” (found at: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Sentences-Fill-in-the-Blanks-108-of-the-Most-Common-HFW-K-1-2920441). Both are very popular both with my students and buyers on TPT, so I recommend checking those out, as well!
My at- and above-level students LOVE the challenge of these puzzles, so I am sure yours will, too.