Hi! This product is one that I created and used in my Kindergarten classroom for my sight word / word work center. I needed a way to differentiate my center without teaching multiple games and activities, and I needed a way to organize it so the kids knew what they could use. I decided to create various activities using my list of 40 words and color code them, and this product is the end result of that thinking!
*Please note: these are all blackline masters. If you choose to set up the center the way that I do (you don't have to), then you just need to copy on the designated colored construction paper.
This list of 40 words is broken up into 4 lists of 10 words. I use an assessment to place each student on the list of their need. Each list is then color coded: pink, orange, yellow, and green. I keep the activities sorted by color and assign each child to a color to use during that center. All of the exact same activities are offered within each color, but Student A might be working on the lower level list while playing one game, and Student B might be working on a higher level list while playing the exact same game...the only difference is the color! Here are the activities included:
Assessments: Each word list has a 10 word assessment sheet. I kept these small because I cut mine into strips when I am done assessing and staple them in order from lowest to highest. Then I save my assessments so I can flip through them when prepping for writing or guided reading. I use a highlighter to mark off what they know, then when I re-assess, I use a different color highlighter to mark growth.
Word Detective: Students find and circle the given word then write it on the side each time. I give my students a small magnifying glass to use as well to make it more fun.
Spin to Win: This is the game that will require spinner assembly. I use a brad and leave it poking up a little bit so that a large paperclip will freely spin around it. Students spin and trace the word they land on until they get a winning word to the top. I also included a version that does not require tracing so that you can meet the needs of your students.
Roll & Write: This game is very similar to “Spin to Win,” but you do not have to have a spinner, just a dice. I hate when I only have the option to make a spinner because sometimes I don’t want my students to have spinners or I don’t want to assemble it, so a dice is all you need!
Roll and Read: There are three versions per word list. There are two reading phrases sets using the words from the list in the form of popular phrases to build fluency. There is also one version that is just popcorn words jumbled up. All you need to do is add dice! Please note, some of the phrases for Lists 2, 3, and 4 use words from previous sight word lists.
Trace It/Build It/What’s Missing?/Write It: This will require markers and letter manipulatives of some sort. The manipulatives needed for each list are designated on the title page for each list. Students trace the word, build it with letter manipulatives, fill in the missing letter, and finally write the word.
Flash cards: At the very end of this pack, I have included sight word flash cards. I keep these organized in index card boxes with the alphabet tabs so that they are in ABC order. You could use these for the word wall, to use for other activities.
Please view the preview to see the specific words included!