Arg, mateys! This be a whale of a fun resource! This set of cut-and-glue sentences includes over 100 Dolch sight words! They are arranged into 66 sentences with 5 or 6 words each. Each sentence has a fun pirate theme! The sentences are great for teaching not only sight words, but also grammar and punctuation!
In my classroom, we use these as a whole group activity. First, I cut each page of sentences into strips. I give each student one sentence to cut out and one page of construction paper for all 3 sentences. After the student finishes with the first sentence, he/she comes to my desk, reads the sentence, and gets the next sentence to cut out.
These work well as a whole group activity, for small groups, as center activities, and for early finishers.
(NOTE: The clip art from Whimsy Clips includes 2 bones, but there are no skulls or swords in this set.)
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This product addresses the following Common Core Standards* for Kindergarten & First Grade Language Arts:
RF.K.1.Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
RF.K.2.Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1(This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
RF.K.3.Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
RF.K.4.Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
L.K.2.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I. Recognize and name end punctuation.
RF.1.1.Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
RF.1.3.Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
RF.1.4.Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
L.1.2.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Use end punctuation for sentences.
*Common Core Standards © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.