Kindergarten Sight Word Practice Activities - Phonics - Onset and Rime

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    Are you always looking for new sight word practice activities? These kindergarten riddles will give your students lots of practice looking carefully at the details of sight words, with clues like phonics, rhyme, onset and rime, and more! critical thinking, and active listening

    This bundle of riddle cards, games, and writing activities includes these two sets.

    Kindergarten Sight Word Riddles Set 1

    Kindergarten Sight Word Riddles Set 2

    What sight word practice activities are included in this bundle?

    ☛ 48 riddle cards and answer cards, one for each word, printing at four per page

    ☛ Two student reference charts, one for each set of 24 words

    ☛ Lowercase letter cards for building words

    ☛ A reproducible partner activity: students write four words and give their partners clues to try to guess the secret word.

    ☛ Two easy prep one page literacy center games to practice the same words

    ☛ A template for writing new riddles

    What skills do the clues on these cards address?

    ☛ Phonics: This word begins/ ends with the same sound as _____.

    ☛ Rhyming: This word rhymes with _____.

    ☛ Onset / rime, initial consonant substitution

    ☛ Alphabet: order of letters and relative position in the alphabet

    ☛ Syllables (auditory)

    ☛ Active listening

    ☛ Auditory memory

    ☛ Comprehension skills: identifying key details, inferring, drawing conclusions

    How can you use these activities in your classroom to build your students' proficiency in both reading and writing sight words?

    ☛ Solve a riddle together daily to keep your students actively listening.

    ☛ As a whole class or small group activity, demonstrate how to integrate the information in the clues, discarding earlier guesses based on new information.

    ☛ Use a riddle to introduce a new word, or to review previously introduced words.

    ☛ Use a riddle as a daily “Brain Break” challenge, or to focus your students at the beginning of a lesson

    ☛ Use the sight word practice riddles as a pocket chart center matching activity

    ☛ Use the included game board and partner activity in your literacy centers

    ☛ Once your students become familiar with how these riddles work, teach your students to write their own, using the template that's included!

    How can you differentiate the materials and activities in this sight word set?

    ☛ Support all of your students by displaying the word chart on your interactive board when you're solving riddles together ... or provide individual copies to students who need the support or who would benefit from seeing the cards up close ... or solve the riddles without the support of the chart.

    ☛ Letter cards are useful for students who need to create a model as the clues are presented, changing it as additional clues are given. Have students use the letter cards as you work with these riddle cards in small groups. it's a great way to lead into talking about words, particularly initial consonant substitution. "Do you know another word like this one?"

    ☛ Writing riddles independently using the included template is a great challenge activity for advanced students!

    Click the links to each set to see a list of the sight words that are included.

    K.RL.1, K.RI.10, K.SL.2, K.SL.3, K.L.4


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
    Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
    Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
    Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
    Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.


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