This packet is designed to help students build confidence reading and writing sight words. The following items are included:
Basic alphabet linking chart for use as students become familiar with one sound for each letter.
Linking chart including long and short vowels as well as common digraphs (sh, ch, th, wh). These charts are handy for choral reading and partner work. I find that it is important for students to become familiar with these charts before working on the mystery sight words.
Break the Code Mystery Sight Word Puzzles for the following sixty high frequency words:
I, see, my, like, to, a, you, up, and, go, the, can, have, at, no, for, are, we, look, he, she, in, is, it, be, on, with, his, not, so, this, yes, big, here, play, time, help, jump, red, find, make, me, give, us, ask, run, am, day, but, yes, from, them, they, of, if, come, that, all, some, said, as, was, do, had.
** Note: This list includes the First 25 Fry Words as well as the First 25 Fountas and Pinnell Words.
Here's what I find really helps my kids:
For silent letters, I added a small ear with a red x in the upper right-hand corner of the box.
For letters that sound like another sound which is represented on the chart, I added an ear (sounds like) and the picture representing the sound in the upper-right hand corner of the box.
For letters that make a sound not represented on the initial sound chart, I added a question mark in the upper right-hand corner of the box.
Please see the thumbnails for examples.
To save ink, these pages are presented without a border or background. There are 4 words on each page.
No prep version - Place full sheets at literacy centers. Students can use magnetic letters to complete the words and/or can write the letters to complete the words.
Easy prep version - Print on tagboard. Cut along the dotted lines to create individual word cards for use at literacy centers and during small group instruction.
Once kids have learned how to work with these secret sight words, the secret sight word cards can be placed on the word wall. This allows kids to decode phonetically irregular words independently.
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look. I hope you find these Secret Sight Word cards as useful as I do!
Sincerely, Anne Gardner (NBCT, Literacy)
** I just created these for the words I am currently focusing on with my students. If you would like secret sight word cards for a specific set of words, please let me know. I will be happy to create additional sets. :)
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