Sight Word Game! For Emergent Readers! EDITABLE!
"Catch of the Day" or "Shark Attack!"
This is a fun way to practice learned sight words to help them become automatic for the child. It is a never-ending game. The following sight words are part of this product: a all am an and are at big but by can come did do down for get go going got had has have he here him his I in is it if like look me my no not on of off or play put said saw see she so that the they this to up was we went what when will with you
There is also an editable file that you can add your own words to as well.
I call this game one of two names; Shark Attack! or Catch of the Day!
I would print these fish on colored cardstock and then laminate. I would get a parent or do like I did and cut these out while watching t.v. Once it is done, it’s done and it will last.
Next, go to the dollar store and get magnets that you can stick to the back of each “fish”. The kind that come in a roll are the best.
You will also need a bucket or pail. Again, the dollar store—cheap! That’s why it is the dollar store. The pail will “house” the center and you can also keep the follow-up papers in there too. Then make fishing rods out of a pencil, paper clip, and yarn.
The paperclip will attract the magnet. Kids will play this game for hours, not tiring of it. Each time they pull out a fish and read it correctly, they get to keep it. If they cannot read it quickly, then they throw it back. If they pull out the fish that says “SHARK!” everyone throws their fish back into the pond
This is a fun alternative for practicing sight words. It can also be used in an intervention setting or as a literacy center.
Of course, it you do not want to go to all that trouble, just skip the magnets and fishing pole and put all the fish in a “fishbowl” or “pond” AKA “an area where all the fish are face down”. Kids do the same thing as listed above except without “fishing”.
There is also a follow-up if you want you kids to do that. I have also included directions that can be put at the center.
Included in this product:
How To Use
Black-lined fish with sight words
Two sets of directions
Editable file to add your own words
Follow-up to the center-reproducible
**This would also be great for any struggling reader or to make for kids to take home and practice their sight words! Also makes a great give-away at a Literacy Night!
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