This 39 page packet includes sight word spelling and reading games for the first 142 carefully selected Dolch and Johnson high frequency words every ESL and native English writer "must know". These reproducible games:
-take minutes to make, are easy to store, and are simple to use.
-do not need monitoring with simple rules and high student motivation.
-are child-centered and increase convention scores by assuring students master spelling of these challenging English high frequency words.
-can be used as center, small group, partner, rainy day recess, and family activities.
-spelling cards can be cut and put on word wall.
-include quick assessment lists for differentiated instruction, monitoring progress, and conferencing.
-include homework spelling sheets for continued practice at home and family involvement.
-may be used with homogeneous groups. Although a student cannot win without correctly spelling each word, the best speller does not always cross the finish line first, which makes it fun for all.
The Complete High Frequency Sight Words Spelling and Reading game boards progress sequentially through 142 words. Determination of word order comes from difficulty of spelling combined with frequency of use. Students progressively master game board 1 in reading, then move on to spelling the same words with the spelling cards for list 1. When Level 1 is mastered, Level 2 is available with 14 more games. It is highly recommended that The Complete High Frequency Sight Word Reading Games are played prior to the Spelling games. When reading is perfected, they learn to spell these same words using the spelling board game.
Students learn from each other. Student attention is very high because they must listen for errors in the reading of their friends, and listen to hear how to say a word correctly. If a student misspells a word, the other player reads the spelling to her/him, but he/she loses their turn. The spelling cards and reading boards contain each word at least 2 times in each game. There are multiple chances to hear, read, and say the words correctly. These activities offer students a chance to independently learn all their "word wall" words while you have guided reading groups or other literacy activities. It can be used as a "can do" or "must do" activity during literacy time.
The Complete High Frequency Sight Word Program includes 1,000 high frequency words in English for students grades k-8. The same program is available in Spanish for bilingual classes.
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