Assessing sight words can be challenging for both students and teachers. No one wants to sit or stand and read 50 or more words at a time. I created a method of assessing that saves time and it is fun!
1. Simply gather a few sheets of chart paper.
2. Fold the chart paper until you have 60-64 squares. You only need 3 sets of 20 per chart paper. These are the 220 Dolch words.
3. Write a sight word in each square.
4. Color code the words according to the student assessment form. There are 11 colors.
5. Print the Sight Word Student Assessment Form on 8.5 x 11 size paper.
Use a brown paper bag or a bucket to place strips of paper that match each color on the student assessment form.
When it is time to assess, each student pulls a colored strip from the bag or bucket.
Then he/she only reads the words in that color. You can have pointers or wands available for students to use to point to each word.
The student assessment form allows for three assessments per color. If more assessments are needed, simply print another form for the student(s).
This has been a very successful way of assessing sight words in my classroom. I hope that it is just as successful for you!
Please post feedback and let me know how it works. I'd love to hear from you.