A fun activity for practising sight words from magenta to orange. This activity will engage many of your students (particularly your boys).
Place the rugby balls face down (in a pile or scattered). Each student has a ‘Rugby Score Sheet’ in front of them. Students take turns at picking up a rugby ball and reading the word. They place the ball on their ‘Rugby Score Sheet’ accordingly:
♦ TACKLE – they have a go at reading the word but they are unsuccessful / require help.
♦ TRY – they read the word correctly.
♦ CONVERSION – after reading the word correctly, they can say the word in a sentence. This is great for oral language development. If they are unsuccessful at saying the word in a sentence then they leave the ball in the ‘Try’ section.
Count up the number of balls in each category at the end. You could allocate points for each category if you wish. You can also play this activity in ‘teams’ and have them challenge each other.
♦ Rugby balls for words from Magenta to Orange
♦ Blank template (for additional words if necessary)
♦ Rugby Score Sheet
♦ Word list
♦ Teacher notes
There are 6 rugby balls on each A4 size sheet.
Words are written with the NZ Basic Script font.
Words align to the NZ reading colour wheel.
An alternative activity is to print 2 sets of rugby balls and play ‘memory’. Place the cards face down. Students take turns at turning 2 cards over. If the words are the same, they keep the cards and have another turn. Who has the most pairs of cards at the end?
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
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© Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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