- Product Description
In order for students to learn to read the most missed sight words in a fun way, I created the game Racing Turtles.
Over the past 5 years [2014 – 2019], I have administered a sight word reading assessment 100 times to a total of 42 students. Once this project was complete, I analyzed the data and found these 50 words to be the most missed sights words that students incorrectly read.
The way I figured the data was if a word was missed 11 or more times, then it made this list.From there I ended up with 50 words. Some words were missed up to 36 times such as, and . The purpose in doing this project was to help me to know which sight words to focus on the most when I teach. I teach special education students, and it takes my students being exposed to a word 20-35 times before they can actually read a word with automaticity –thereby owning the word for themselves.
Knowing the game is created from data helps you to know as a teacher that you are using quality words and the student’s quality time to insure learning. This makes you feel successful as a teacher. The game is fun and easy, and students love playing it, and it is a great game to place in a literacy station!