Dots of Fun:
This packet was designed to be an engaging way to review all the sight words introduced in kindergarten. It has been carefully aligned to the Common Core and uses a collaborative model. Students work with a partner to complete these activities, each using a bingo dauber of a different color to record their information. They work on sight words and have an opportunity to also practice their fluency skills since these words are also presented in context.
The following activities are included:
1. Students work together on finding the sight word being focused on and use their daubers to mark them.
2. They collect data and record the number of times the sight word appears.
3. One student traces the sight word carefully.
4. A group of words are provided that must be organized into a sentence. One partner will cut out a large version of this from another paper and they will work together to build an appropriate sentence. The sight word is included in this sentence. This allows both children an opportunity to work on fluency and read this aloud.
5. One student records the sentence and the other glues the words on a template provided.
6. The sight word is colored in.
7. The partners continue to work together to create a picture that matches their sentence. They must plan this out together.
8. Finally each student writes the sight word independently.
If teachers are interested in creating "Partner Books" this is an option and a cover has been made available.
The following sight words have been included:
the, an, can, this, here, a, my, are, he,find, big, jump, what, not, little, where, see, I, away, you,said, we, and have, it, help, make, no, is, has, come, play, run, down,go, blue, in, like, one, for, to, look, me, will, up, funny,red, yellow, three, and two.
Collaboration is an important part of Common Core but it can often be challenging to implement with young children. This is easy to put into place and has been successful in my classroom. Students also have an opportunity to reflect on their work with their partner and are given a simple form to do this.
Does this sound like something you can use? It is also perfect for a small intervention group.
If you like this product I have a similar one for number sense called
"Making Sense of Numbers" that allows students to collaborate in groups of 4.