New Zealand Sight Words – Build and Read a Road

New Zealand Sight Words – Build and Read a Road
New Zealand Sight Words – Build and Read a Road
New Zealand Sight Words – Build and Read a Road
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A fantastic sight word activity …. particularly for your boys.

Build a road and drive a toy car along it, reading the sight words as you drive past them.

For sight words at the Magenta, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green and Orange levels of the NZ reading colour wheel.

You can use this resource to make up all sorts of activities and games. For example …

1. Make a road that is in the form of a loop. Roll a dice and travel that many spaces along the road, reading the sight words as you go. Have a marker on one of the words (eg a toy house on the word ‘into’) and every time you pass that marker you score one point. Who can score 10 points first?

2. As above, but when you land on a word you count how many letters it has. You say the word out loud that many times. For example, if you land on the word ‘little’ you say it 6 times.

3. The teacher (or a buddy) says a word. Drive your car to that word.

4. The teacher (or a buddy) gives a clue to a word. Drive your car to that word. For example, drive your car to a word that starts with b and ends with k. Or, drive your car to a 3 letter word that rhymes with ‘man’.

Because there are corners, roundabouts and T intersections, a different road layout can be built each time. Great for your creative learners.

♦ Road pieces with sight words – for Magenta to Orange levels.
♦ Blank road pieces (to add additional words if necessary).
♦ Road parts – corners, roundabouts and T intersections (these do not have words on them).
♦ Road stops – petrol, mechanic, house and car park (these are just for fun, use them if you want to).
♦ Teacher notes and a word list.

Ink friendly - all in black/grey/white.

The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. The size of the font gets smaller as the levels progress.

It is suggested that you put a little coloured dot on the back of the road pieces before laminating (eg a yellow dot on the back of the road pieces for words at the yellow level). That way if the pieces at each level get muddled, you’ll easily be able to sort them back into the correct groups.

You will need to provide the toy cars.

This resource is very versatile. Print more than one copy to make more road pieces, combine more than one set, etc.

Made on A4 size paper.
4 road pieces (8 words) on each A4 page.
2 road parts (corners, etc) on each A4 page.

Each road piece measures approximately 130mm x 85mm.
The corners, etc, measure approximately 130mm x 130mm

Words Used:

I like going is mum look the am said to at went in me here my on dad a and come up can sat for

we get put with go no they today was where you she he this are will as too not but likes down big it little see so looked

when came one it’s make an all back day into oh out play ran do take that then there him saw his got looking of yes mother from her baby father

have help here’s home let need again laugh soon talked could had find end making under very were your walk girl about don’t last what now goes because next than fun bag coming did or cake run

always good walked know please them use want feel just left best house old their right over love still took thank you school much brother sister round another myself new some asked called made people children away water how Mrs if I’m Mr who didn’t can’t after our time most

man think long things wanted eat everyone two thought dog well more I’ll tree shouted us other food through way been stop must red door sea these began boy animals never work first lots that’s gave something bed may found live say night small three head town I’ve around every garden fast only many laughed let’s suddenly told word forgot better bring push

Word List Acknowledgement:


© Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

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