BONUS: I have now included an extra "Teacher's Edition Format" to make prepping these books a breeze!
Every book follows the same, fun format:
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 beginning 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, 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.
Titles with SIGHT WORDS in all capitals:
I Am A Student
Peanut Butter AND Jelly
I Put AWAY My School Supplies
I Spy a BIG Blimp in the Sky
BLUE Bird What Do You See?
I CAN Exercise
COME See the Jungle
What Lives DOWN in the Ground
Can You FIND the Pumpkin?
A Coin FOR My Piggy Bank
The FUNNY Bunny
Let’s GO Play
Who Can HELP You?
HERE is Dessert
I Am Thankful
What Flies IN the Sky?
What Day IS Today?
What Time Is IT?
See the Frog JUMP
How Many LITTLE Frogs Sat on the Log?
Look at the Shapes
I Can MAKE Pizza
Come with ME
MY Favorite Subject
I Am NOT Little
ONE plus One
I PLAY Sports
The Little RED Hen
The Girl Can RUN
The Cow SAID, “Moo”
Do You SEE My Lunch?
THE Cowgirl Has a Hat
THREE Little Bears
Give It TO the Puppy
See the TWO Pumpkins Grow
UP in the Tree
WE play Musical Instruments
The Big, YELLOW Sun
Can YOU Find the Tools?
WHERE is the Butterfly?
See the PREVIEW for a Sight Word Activity Book in action AND HOW I MAKE BOX BOXES!
Also check out my SIGHT WORD ACTIVITY STRIPS for more hands-on FUN!
Thank you so much and happy reading!
Erin from Inspired Elementary
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