Basketball Sight Word Game and Basketball Alphabet Game

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Teaching Reading Made Easy
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PreK - 2nd, Homeschool
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Are you looking for a fun Sight Word Basketball Game to help reinforce and practice sight words. All Dolch Sight Words are included in this sight word game. You can also play the game to reinforce the alphabet. The game board comes in both color and black and white. All of the balls/pieces are in black/white for easy printing. You can print them on colored paper!

Rules for the game:

This is a 2 player game.

1.) Print out the game board You can laminate the game board so that it lasts longer if you wish.

2.) Print out or choose sight words you would your students to practice. The sight words are listed in the order of the Dolch sight word list: Pre-primer through 3rd grade. If your student is just starting to read, I suggest choosing only 1 page of words. If your student is an experienced reader, I suggest choosing 2-5 pages of sight words to practice.

3) For each practice sheet of sight words, print and cut out a sheet of “extra cards.” These cards are labeled “Basket, Foul”

4) Each student chooses a player. (It is best to use little game pieces that stay in place and are small enough for the board). Each player starts in an basket. Players can start and play from opposite sides, working to score against each other, or they can move the same way on the board -whatever your student will understand.

5) Shuffle and turn cards upside down in a pile.

6) Player 1 chooses a card. If he reads the sight word correctly, he can move one number on the board. (Move to the 1). If not, he moves back one line (or stays on basket). If he chooses a card that says basket, he gets 2points. If he gets a foul card, he must move back 1 line on the board (or stays in the basket).

7). Player 2 takes a turn, doing the same thing as Player 1 in Rule 35.

8) As players advance across the board and score goals, they receive 1 point, and start back at the opposite side.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).


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