Sight words can be tough, because 95% of the time, it’s a matter of practice, practice, practice. Not all students get enough repeated exposure. Giving them worksheet after worksheet can get boring, unless you make it engaging. With that in mind, I created this packet for my struggling students. I wanted to pack in as much practice as possible but not use a ton of paper.
You can print this out once and use it as a literacy center, or print out copies for students. Great for whole group for kindergarten and first grade. Perfect for small group interventions.
By practicing sight words in this manner, 1 page of paper (front and back) will give the kids tons of practice. Depending on the word, they will write the word 55-60 times… that’s an incredible amount! If you teach them the routine of saying each letter and then the word when they write it, your results will be even better. I have my students whisper to themselves so they aren’t too loud.
I keep each student’s pages in a folder. When we finish all the words, I plan on binding them together in a book. I also use the papers from the folder to “quiz” them instead of flashcards. We routinely go back to the pages and re-read the sentences. With minimal paper and ink, you can get a lot out of this resource.
The full pre-primer packet has 78 packed pages
. It covers 39 words (all the pre-primer Dolce words except I and a). The Primer Packet
has 104 pages and covers 52 words.
You can also take a look at step by step directions with pictures on my blog post, http://ainsleelabs.com/education/learning-sight-words/