This is my Sight Word Fluency Sentence Cards! This is one of my favorite ways to get my students recognizing sight words within a context, and to practice reading with inflection and fluency. They are great for small group or independent practice. Let me explain how I use these in my classroom…
Each month we get a new set of 10 sight words. (I start August/Sept with 7 of the simplest sight words; the rest of the months have 10.) This set is a Summary Unit that includes sentence cards from all of the words in my other 6 units.
I included a full sheet with all of the sight words to display in the classroom. We go over these words every day.
Next are the fluency sentence cards. I print, laminate and cut these cards apart. There are 48 in this set. I punch a hole in the top left corner and put them on a binder ring. I usually make a few sets, and students can grab and practice during centers or when they finish work early. I also use these sentence cards in small groups.
These cards are plain white with black text to mimic what they will encounter most frequently in books. Each card has a small picture clue in the corner to help with unfamiliar words. Most of the non-sight words in the sentences are simple CVC words that can be sounded out.
The summary unit has 48 additional sentence cards that cover all sight words.
Finally, I included a full size sheet that has all of the sentences on it. This is another tool that you can send home for additional practice.
The sight words I teach are all of the pre-primer Dolch words, as well as number words, and some words from the primer list. There are a total of 57 words in all 6 units.
This set-up has really helped my students learn sight words in context of sentences. I used to find that they could recognize words on their own, but not in a sentence. This also helps them practice reading with fluency and inflection.
I hope you find this pack useful, and if you have any questions, please contact me.
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