Sight Word Sentences – Fluency Practice and Assessment – K – 2 is designed to help students learn and practice sight words to help students be successful as readers and writers. It is important that readers are able to read sight words in text quickly and without effort. These activities will provide students with practice to help build their sight word knowledge and help improve their fluency as they read text.
Two-page Task Cards each focus on one sight word from Dolch sight word lists. Each Task Card features four sentences with the same sight word used in each sentence as well as other common words found in student texts. Included with each task card are activities for students to practice reading the sight word and sentences out loud as well as writing the sight word sentences. Some activities are repeated from task card to task card, while other activities are rotated from task card to task card. Directions for each activity are included on the task cards. Help may be needed by younger students with reading and understanding the directions. Picture symbols are placed in many of the directions to help students know what to do to read, write, cut, etc. Some of the Task Card activities utilize common classroom supplies and materials such as leveled texts, magnetic letters, and other materials. A chart below lists what materials and supplies are needed for each task card. A pencil is needed by the students for each task card so that is not listed in the chart.
The Task Cards can be used as homework. The first page can be completed in class and the second page can be sent home as homework.
The sight words are arranged by grade level and grouped in sets with eight words per set. The sets are based on the frequency of the sight word found in text. There is a group of sets for kindergarten (Sets 1 – 12), grade 1 (Sets 13 – 18), and grade 2 (Sets 19 - 25). The sets allow students to practice, review, and be assessed periodically. You are able to assess students with an initial sight word assessment to see which words students already know. This initial assessment is with the sight words in isolation. You can use this assessment periodically throughout the school year to record the progress students are making toward learning and retaining the sight words. The sight words are included on flashcards. This allows the students to practice the words in isolation as well as in context.
Another practice and assessment is the Sight Word Mad Half Minute. The sight words in each set are placed over and over again in a chart. Students are timed for 30 seconds (the Mad Half Minute) as they read the list of sight words out loud. You, a parent volunteer, or an older student from a higher grade may assist with the timing. The Mad Half Minute can be used as a practice and/or as an assessment activity.
The Sentence Mad Half Minute allows the students to practice and/or be assessed on the sight words in each set. One sentence from each of the sight word task cards for a set is placed in a chart. Students are timed for 30 seconds as they read the list of sentences out loud. You, a parent volunteer, or an older student from a higher grade may assist with the timing.
Tracking sheets are included with this product for you to help keep track of how your students are doing as they practice and are assessed.
The sentences from each set are put in boxes on sheets in landscape orientation with four sentences on each sheet. The type is bigger so that these sentences can be used as charts, cut out to be used as sentence strips with a sentence strip pocket chart, or grouped together as individual sentence strips to be used as mini flip charts for practice and review. If the sentence strips are cut out and grouped together to be used as mini flip charts, a hole can be punched in the same corner of each strip and a binder ring that opens and closes can be inserted through the holes to hold the sentence strips together. This allows sentence strips to be added or removed.
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