These simple worksheets help students develop visual scanning which is an important component for reading.
Students search through rows of letters and then circle the predetermined letter(s) set forth by the teacher.
The teacher can select any amount of letters for the students to search (depending on ability level). As an extension, students can tabulate the numbers of each letter found and compare their results with those of other students.
These sheets can also be placed on walls in areas where students congregate.
I like to put a tabulation board in a different location so that they must also utilize their short term memory to cover a distance while remembering both the letter and the number of those letters they located.
For the I Spy Sight Words, students carefully search their worksheet ensuring that they circle each of the the focus sight word (located in red in the center of the page).
When used in a classroom setting I have found it useful to laminate a set of the worksheets for use with Dry Erase markers.
Alternatively, the worksheets can also be placed within plastic sheet protectors also for use with Dry Erase markers.
Students count the words found and write the number in the box at the bottom of their page.