SAMPLE Sight Word Stories-Fluency and Comprehension Practice

Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
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8 pages


Sight Word Stories
Have you ever checked out my Sight Word Stories and wanted to try them out in your own classroom? Here is a sample of one of the passages includes in the
April Sight Word Stories Pack.

Throughout the year, I find myself wanting my students to continue practicing their sight words with something that challenges them a little more than just a flash card. So, I have created stories that include 10 sight words numerous times throughout the story/text. Some of the stories are fiction, while others are non-fiction. The stories are something I use with my students who excel in reading. This could also be used in second grade to practice fluency.

The students start by reading the story (timed or untimed, depending on your preference.) They then re-read the story and underline the sight words that are listed on the side of the page. There is also a color written next to each sight word, and a number. This will help the students keep track of how many of a certain word they have found, and a total amount of that word they should find. The students will most likely re-read the story a few times to find all the sight words, so they are getting lots of fluency practice in too. I tell my students to read looking for one sight word, then read again looking for the next sight word on the list, and repeat this until they have found all the sight words on the list.

When I did this with my class, I printed enough copies for everyone. The students worked in partners and took turns reading the passage and helped each other find the words. Even my students who were below grade level were able to find the sight words and work through the passage with the help of a stronger reader as their partner. This way your strong readers are challenged with the reading and your struggling readers are getting in sight word practice to become stronger readers.

Once the students have read through the passage and found all the sight words, you can use the comprehension pages. I usually copy this on the back of the passage. This will get your students re-reading and looking for text evidence to support their answers.

-A Teacher Tip page to explain how I use the passages in my own classroom.
-A fictional passage about skunks
(There are two versions of this page. One includes a word count on the side of the page for you to use this as a timed read. The other does not have the word count).
-An Answer Key to show you where the Sight Words the students should have underlined are
-A page of Comprehension questions, 4 included
-An Answer Key with the answers to the comprehension questions
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8 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.


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