As Albert Einstein said: "Any fool can know. The point is to understand."
This is a 13 week course, teaching the Dolch Primer words and their meanings.
Packed with fun slides, games, activities and quizzes, these PowerPoints are a fun way to help children to read, understand and use the 52 Dolch Primer Sight words, unlocking meaning within the books they enjoy.
2 Bonus PPTs also included!
The Best PPTs on TPT!
The PowerPoints have been developed over many years, and revised according to success in the classroom.
My kids love them and I hope yours will too!
Included are dictionary definitions, explanations of words, multiple sentences and phrases (including each word in different contexts), grammar help slides, fun pictures and flash animations (to help keep their attention), and games, activities and quizzes (to reinforce/test/review understanding).
* The main 567-page ALL-IN-ONE PPT includes all the sight words and fun stuff above, so you can select words to teach as you please. This PPT has a menu system to take you straight to the word you need, and menu buttons to take you back.
* The Quick 108-page QUICK REVIEW PPT contains all the sight words, plus one sentence using each sight word. This PPT has a menu system to take you straight to the word you need, and menu buttons to take you back.
* The Weekly PowerPoints are a set of 13 PPTs, which divide the 52 Dolch words into groups of 3-5 words. These words are grouped according to their relation to each other and usefulness.
* The 13 grouped PowerPoints are each up to 72 pages long, and look at different meanings of each word. At the end of each PPT there is a fun quiz to test students' knowledge and understanding.
PPT1: soon with have who
PPT2: at this please new
PPT3: now they be pretty
PPT4: that there so are our
PPT5: all out want under
PPT6: well ate came ran
PPT7: but saw went into
PPT8: too did must what
PPT9: get ride will was
PPT10: eat like yes good
PPT11: am do say four
PPT12: he she no on
PPT13: black brown white
HOW DO I USE THEM?
I use each PPT across two 40-minute classes.
In the first class, I guide the students through the Words, Sentences, Games and Activities, asking questions and leading discussions as we go. I might add in a song or two, or create a mini story together with the children if we have 5 mins left at the end of the class.
In the second class, we have the Fun Quiz! There are 10 sentences in each quiz, which are revealed on screen on each click. Each sentence is missing a word, one of teh Dolch words, and the students must choose the correct one. I read each sentence a number of times, firstly with the blank evident, then I read it with each of the Dolch words. After the 10 questions, students exchange books and I run through the answers on screen, reading the correct sentences to the students. I usually reward the students who score 10/10.
After the quiz, I ask the students to copy sentences 1-4/5, one sentence for each Dolch Word. Students then create their own sentences, and I traverse the room ensuring the high-frequency words are used correctly.
For a quick plenary, I ask a selection of students to read some of their new sentences to the class.
I review the new Dolch words each day for a few minutes using the QUICK REVIEW PPT, and ask a few questions to reinforce their understanding.
The PowerPoints are suitable for all ages, Primary, Kindergarten or Middle/Secondary schools.
Check out the free 10-page Preview upload.
Thanks for your support and Have Fun Teaching!
Please see my other Sight Words/Phonics/Poetry/Morning-Meetings materials here: