An engaging sight word activity …. particularly for your boys.
Build a racing track and drive a toy car along it, reading the sight words as you go.
This resource contains sight words at the Magenta, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green and Orange levels of the NZ reading colour wheel.
Sight words are written on a piece of ‘racing track’. Print them off, laminate, and cut. Use as many pieces as you wish and combine them with the corners, starting grid and finishing line. Your students can design their very own racing track!
You can use this resource to make up all sorts of activities and games. For example …
* Make a racing track that is in the form of a loop. Roll a dice and travel that many spaces along the race track, reading the sight words as you go. Every time you pass the finishing line (chequered squares or flags) you score one point. Who can score 10 points first?
* 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.
* The teacher (or a buddy) says a word. Drive your car to that word.
* 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’.
A different racing track layout can be built each time. Great for your creative learners!
♦ Track pieces with sight words (Magenta to Orange levels).
♦ Blank track pieces (to add additional words if necessary).
♦ Corners, starting grid and finish line.
♦ 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’. Each word is written on a faint grey line.
It is suggested that you put a little coloured dot on the back of the track pieces before laminating (eg a yellow dot on the back of the track 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 track pieces, combine more than one set, etc.
Made on A4 size paper.
4 track pieces (4 words) on each A4 page.
Each track piece measures approximately 130mm x 85mm.
The corners measure approximately 130mm x 130mm
The starting grid measure approximately 130mm x 170mm.
This resource is also available for the 220 Dolch Words. Click HERE to view.
Words used in this resource:
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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