Want to test your students on reading and spelling sight words? Here is the perfect system! I have included the Sight Word Assessment and the Cards used to test your students in this product. The BEST PART is that it aligns with my WORD WALL WORDS PRODUCT! I have been using this system for five years and I am so impressed with the growth my students make throughout the year. I send home the sight word sheet for homework and have volunteers test the kids weekly. It is a great way to communicate to parents at conferences.
Here is what I have included:
A PARENT LETTER to inform parents of the sight word system. It will also let them know about the sight word homework and how the assessment at school will work.
25 SIGHT WORD TESTING CARDS:
I have made a Sight Word Card for each of the 25 weeks. There are 32 pages that include: 25 sight word cards, a parent letter, an assessment and a whole class recording sheet. I use these for testing students to read and spell these words. First, laminate one set for durability when assessing students. Then, make several copies of each list and organize them into a filing bin. It’s fun to use different colors for each list. When you are ready to begin testing each student individually, show the child the laminated word card. As the child reads these words, you will record on the assessment sheet (see description below) by circling the words that are incorrect. Then for homework, give each student a paper copy of the word card to practice the words he/she missed for the week. Parent volunteers are a great way to help with weekly testing. I test students first on reading all of the words and then go back to list one to assess them on spelling. There is no set way. You can do what fits your needs or your teaching style.
SIGHT WORD ASSESSMENT SHEET (3 pages):
To help keep track of student growth, use this individualized Assessment Sheet. Make a copy for each child and use it to record during your assessment. The teacher or volunteer will highlight a
word when it is read correctly and will check a box when a word is spelled correctly. There is a place to record the date when a child has mastered the entire list. Again, you can test students in different ways. One way is to have students master reading all of the words first. Then go back to list one and have them learn to spell the words. This assessment is a great way to communicate to parents and show student growth throughout the year. It allows for differentiating within your classroom. I have included a Whole Class Recording Sheet to be used for documentation. Using parent volunteers will help manage testing on a weekly basis. If weekly assessing is not possible, monthly testing would also work.
Get Parents on board and send home the parent letter and a sight word sheet for their child to practice.
WHOLE CLASS RECORDING SHEET:
I have provided a whole class recording sheet in order for you to track your students.
This product aligns with my SYSTEMATIC WAY TO TEACH SIGHT WORDS. Please check out my other products: Word Wall and Word Wall Word Cards, Sight Word Mini Book, Sight Word ABC Order, Sight Word Sentence Scramble, Sight Word Roll and Graph Boards, Sight Word Concentration, Sight Word Fun Activities and Sight Word Interactive Dice.
Fonts for Parent Letter by Krista Wallden~
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