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. The 1st Grade Packet
has 54 pages and covers 27 words. The Learning Sight Words BUNDLE
has all three packets with a savings of $7.
You can also take a look at step by step directions with pictures on my blog post, http://ainsleelabs.com/education/learning-sight-words/