This packet will get you started in creating POWER TOWERS for your classroom! 5 pages of labels for ALL the Dolch Sight Words (Pre-Primer, Primer, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade) are included. I put mine on different colored cups to allow for easy separation when combining word lists. If you are unfamiliar with Power Towers, be sure to check it out online. It's a fun and engaging way to practice sight words!
(Teacher Tipster video on how to use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySAaWqEJrwg)
I have found that the 3 oz. plastic drink cups work better than the paper ones as they are much sturdier. The Return Address #8195 labels (dimensions 2/3" x 1 3/4 ") adhere to the plastic cups very nicely. Instead of having the words on the bottom portion of the cup, I place my labels on the side. This allows for more verbal interaction with a student as the words are visible when stacking.
The Power Tower cups are the Solo (brand) Ultra Colors 3 oz. cups and I got mine at Target and Ingles in Dallas, GA. To make it easier for you to find them in your area, go to the website www.solocup.com/product-locator and follow these steps: Put in your zip code (or city/state) and select your distance range. Then under "Cold Cups" click on "Solo Kitchen and Bath cups". Under that click on "3-oz. Solo Ultra Colors Plastic Refill Cup". Hit "Search" and you will see a listing of stores in your area that sell them. I would suggest calling them first to see exactly which of the colors they sell. They may sell all four colors or they may just have one.
COMMON CORE ALIGNMENT:
RF.K.3. Read common high-frequency words by sight
RF.1.3, RF.2.3. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words
RF.3.3. Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.