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Little ones have fun practicing high-frequency word recognition in this sight word fishing game literacy center. This file contains Dr. Fry's first 100 sight words each on a different color fish.
There are 8 fish per page. Each fish measures about 3 ½" by 2 ¼".
The following words are in this packet (listed in order of frequency):
• 100 laminated sight word fish
• string (12 to 24 inches long)
• stick or wooden dowel (12 to 24 inches long)
• small paper clips
For a magnetic fishing pole:
• "O"-shaped magnet (or another shape that can be tied on a piece of string)
• hot glue (optional)
• Print pages 4 through 16 (fish with sight words on them) on index or card stock. Then, take the pages out of the printer, turn them over, put them back in the printer's in-tray, and print pages 17 through 29 (blank colored fish) on the other side.
• After printing, cut fish apart and laminate for durability.
• For a magnetic fishing pole, tie (or glue) a magnet on one end of the string and tie a stick to the other end of the string. Then, clip a small paper clip to the nose of each fish.
• For a non-magnetic fishing pole, bend a paper clip into the shape of a hook. Tie one end of the string to the paper clip hook and the other end to a stick. Then, punch a small hole by the mouth of each fish or clip a paper clip to the nose of each fish leaving a space at the front to be able to hook the fish with the paper clip hook.
• The length of the fishing pole and the string depends on the age of your children and how you are going to have them play the game. For younger children or if the fish are going to be placed on the top of a desk or table, keep the pole and the string shorter (about 12" long or even use a pencil for the fishing pole). For older children or if the fish are going to be placed on the floor, make the pole and the string longer, up to 24" long.
• To play, spread the sight word fish out (word side down) on the table or floor. Children take turns catching a fish. When they have caught a fish, they turn it over and read the word. If they are able to read it, they keep the fish. If they can't, they put it back face down. The child with the most fish at the end of the game wins.
These sight word fish could also be used as fun flash cards. Give each child a folder with 2 envelopes glued to the inside. Label one envelope "Fish Caught" and the other "Pond". Have each child put all his or her fish in the envelope labeled "Pond". As each word is learned, he or she may put it in the envelope labeled "Fish Caught".
These fish could also be used as word wall cards. They could be printed out using the poster print option on your printer. Set the printer to poster print 2 by 2. This will print 2 fish per page and the fish will be about 7" wide by 4 ¼" tall.
All of the art in this product was created by Jean at Miss Abernethy's Schoolhouse, LLC.