Check out my blog post that includes this product and other ideas. How to Increase Sight-Word Fluency in the Primary Classroom
See a quick demonstration video here: Rainbow Words Demo
Need a low-prep and customized sight-word system for your classroom? This package will give you all the resources you need to teach and easily assess your students’ sight-word knowledge. The best part? You INSERT your own word lists! Type in the high-frequency word list that you need in your classroom (whether district required, teacher-created or one that follows your Reading Series) and KABAM! Out pops all the resources with your individualized list!
You may have seen the idea of “Rainbow Words” on Pinterest. It is a popular strategy because it works! Students are motivated to reach the next color level and gain recognition for their efforts. They’ll love their color cards and you’ll love the Assessment Binder resources that make tracking student progress a breeze.
This resource will allow you to insert 92 high-frequency words. For me, this is the Pre-primer and Primer lists combined. In Kindergarten, I teach 4 words per-week, so I practice each color for 3-weeks before assessing. Later in the school year, I increase this number. Broken down into colors, 92-words are covered like this:
Included in this 172 page file you’ll find:
-MASTER Rainbow Word List- Type your words here and they’ll distribute throughout the file.
-Teacher Binder Cover
-Teacher Assessment Pages (for your Binder)
-Teacher Feedback Pages with Pre-written Comments
-Teacher Feedback Page with EDITABLE comments.
-Family Informational Letter & Practice Log with EDITABLE versions.
-Student Practice Cards
-Rainbow Words Display Header Letters
-Rainbow Words Display Word Lists
-Word Wall Cards Size 1 (BIG)
-Word Wall Cards Size 2 (Medium)
-Rainbow Word ZAP (An engaging game to use in small groups)
-Student Certificate (Blank and auto-fill versions)
Download the preview file for more info and to see the Rainbow Word display I use in my classroom!
Many hours have gone into the creation of this product. I am sincerely invested in your success with it. If you have any questions, concerns, comments, please email me.