Secret Message Sight Word Center is a fun and unique addition to your classroom ELA centers! This pack includes ALL 40 DOLCH PRE-PRIMER sight words. The cards can be used either as a Write the Room activity or as a stationary center on a table or the floor.
Sight words are printed in a light blue within a sea of red colored random letters. Students must uncover the hidden word using a RED filter decoder. SEE the PREVIEW file for a complete look at what this packet includes!
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
*Place 10 Red/Blue Secret Message Sight Word Cards randomly around the classroom – or place on a tray for a stationary center.
*Provide students with corresponding recording worksheet and RED filter decoder.
*Find Red/Blue Secret Message Cards
*Use RED filter decoder to reveal the hidden sight word
*Write or Trace the sight word in the appropriate place on the recording worksheet.
*Use the answer key to check and correct their work.
45 Page PDF file
40 Secret Message Sight Word Cards (Dolch Pre-Primer Words)
Recording Worksheets (3 Versions - Trace, Write with lines, Write without lines)
Blank Recording Worksheets
nstructions to MAKE or BUY a Red Filter Decoder (8 Different OPTIONS!)
Decoder Window Template & Instructions
Instructions for setting up an iPad/iPhone as a decoder
Instructions for Red Water or Gel Decoders
BASIC SUPPLIES NEEDED:
RED transparent plastic (Available from a Dollar Store or Craft Store)
Secret Decoder Template
Red Filter Decoder: Print,Cut, Glue, Trim
Secret Message Sight Word Cards: Print, Cut & Laminate
Worksheets: Print & Go
Sight Word Recognition, Early Reading Skills, Handwriting Practice
Can't the kids see the blue word without the decoder?
Not necessarily. MOST of the 4-7 year old children that I've tested this product with CANNOT easily read the hidden words without the decoder. There are a few that enjoyed the challenge of figuring out the secret behind this activity and eventually could figure the word out without the decoder, although it took them a considerable amount of effort to read the word through all of the red letters surrounding it. Most ADULTS can read the words without the decoder making it easy for the teacher to check answers and sort the cards without much difficulty.
ATTENTION: This activity MUST be printed in COLOR to work properly. You will also need to MAKE or PURCHASE a RED filter decoder of some type - A template for making a decoder window from dollar store materials is included as well as links to purchase or make a RED filter decoder of several different types - now including instructions for setting up an iPad or iPhone as a decoder!
KEYWORDS: sight words, dolch words, pre primer, preprimer, secret message, detective, red filter, decoder, decoding window, red cellophane, red glasses, red blue, hidden message