This cooperative learning technique is a great way for students to review sight words with other students by asking and answering questions. They will be working with their peers in a nonthreatening manner that will build their confidence, encourage participation and thoughtful discussions.
This Kagan Structure is used with the classroom sight word wall as a review. If a word cannot be found on the word wall that matches what they are looking for, they are allowed to find any word around the room. There are 24 cards in all.
Step 1: Give each student a flashcard (answers are not on the back because there are multiple correct answers for each card, and depending on what sight word list your school uses answers may vary).
Step 2: Students find a partner us stand up - hand up - pair up.
Step 3: Partner A holds up the flash card to show Partner B the question. Partner B answers. Partner A praises if correct or coaches if incorrect. They switch roles and Partner B asks Partner A the question on the flashcard, praising and/or coaching as needed.
Step 4: Partner A and B then trade cards, put their hands up, and find a new partner to pair up with until the allotted time is up.
I have also numbered each card and provided a task card answer sheet so they can be used in a sight word center as well.