Sight Word Activity Books are a FUN, hands-on way to practice reading and writing the Dolch Sight Words. This book is for the sight word “after.”
Every Sight Word Activity Book follows the same fun format, which makes it a perfect literacy center activity once students get the hang of the routine!
Each book starts with a short story including the sight word in traceable letters on each page. The story is written with a predictable phrase on each page and a cute picture to support the text. This is great for emergent readers. Following the story are four fun practice activities: “Find It,” “Write It,” “Color It,” “Connect It.”
If you want to use one sight word book per week, here is one way to break up the activities:
-Monday: Practice reading the story and tracing the sight words.
-Tuesday: Students read the story in partners and complete the fun “Find It” activity. For the “Find It” activity, students find the sight word being practiced in the table of words, and color it in with a crayon or use a highlighter (my kids are a big fan of highlighters).
-Wednesday: Students reread the story (partners, choral read, guided reading group time etc…) and complete the “Write It” activity. Students practice writing the sight word and when they finish, I let them get the chalkboards and do sight word chalk time.
-Thursday: Students reread the story for more fluency practice and complete the “Color It” page. This is a favorite! Students can color in the bubble sight word, use colored construction paper to tear and glue color onto the word, or paint the word. I have even used the “Color It” page as a play-doh mat, and students make the sight word out of play-doh first, and then color it in!
-Friday: Students reread the story and do the “Connect It” activity. This activity is more fine motor practice as well as counting practice.
Other ideas for Sight Word Activity Books:
-Use the book or pages of the book as an assessment to check student understanding of sight words.
-Keep a collection of Sight Word Activity Books in student BOOK BOXES (SEE PICTURE IN PREVIEW FILE) and students can practice rereading their books as an early finisher activity.
-Keep a collection of Sight Word Activity Books in your class library. This is great for struggling readers, because they often feel very confident reading these books.
-Send Sight Word Activity Books home for weekly sight word practice.
SAVE BIG WITH THE BUNDLES!!!
SIGHT WORD ACTIVITY BOOK BUNDLE: PRE-PRIMER WORDS!
SIGHT WORD ACTIVITY BOOK BUNDLE: PRIMER WORDS!
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