Strategies to help your child with sight words by panniuniu

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									  Strategies to help your child
        with sight words

                        Magic Word-
                        Materials needed:

                      Sight word flashcards

                               Tape

                            Directions:

In our classroom we have a magic word that the student must read
 to enter the room. You can place sight words in different areas of
   your home and have the student read them. Some suggested
 areas- the refrigerator, beside the family room or where ever your
                             t.v. might be.




                       Around the World-
                        Materials needed:

                      Sight Word flash cards

                            Directions:

Place the sight word flash cards face up in a circle. Pick a word to
be the starting point. Have the students walk beside the the words
   and read them. The purpose of the game is to get all the way
                        around the world.
                       Sight Word Search
                        Materials needed:

                    Magazines or newspapers

                     Yellow marker or crayon

                            Directions:

Students search for sight words in newspaper stories. The student
              highlights the word with the crayon.




           Snowball Fight* (only for the very brave)


This is a great activity for days when winter weather keeps
children indoors . Write sight words on pieces of white paper.
Crumple the papers up to look like snowballs. Divide the family
into 2 teams and have the teams line up on opposite sides of the
room. When you blow a whistle teams throw the snowballs back
and forth. Blow the whistle again after about 20 seconds and have
everyone pick up one snowball. Children should read the words on
their snowballs. Call on people from each team to read. If they can
read their words, their team earns points




                                Crash*
            Crash cars blackline master
  Print sight words on car shaped paper. On some cars print the
word CRASH. Spread all cars out on the table. Students take turns
 choosing words. If the student can read the word, he or she may
keep it and continue drawing until he or she doesn’t know a word
 or gets a CRASH card. Students also keep CRASH cards. At the
 end of the game, the student with the most cards is the winner.




                        Rotten Bananas *
                    Rotten bananas cards pg 1

                   Rotten bananas cards pg 2

Cut bananas out of yellow paper. Print a sight word on each. Color
some bananas brown on one side instead of writing a word. Put all
    bananas in a can. Pass the can. Students take turns reading
 drawing a card and reading the word. If they get it right they may
 keep it. The can moves to the next person even if they get it right.
    Game continues until someone gets a rotten banana. Then
 everyone counts his or her cards. The person with the most is the
                              winner.


                              Football *
               (black line masters included--page

                (black line masters included--page2)

This game was originally created this game to help a fourth grade
 student with multiplication facts. However, it could be used for
 addition, subtraction, letters, sight words, etc. It is played very
 much the same as Rotten Banana. Print a sight word on each of
       the football cards. Print out one (or more) sheets of the
  whistle/touchdown/tackle cards. Put all cards in a can. To play,
 pass the can. Students take turns drawing a card and reading the
  word/solving the problem. If they get it right they may keep the
 card. The can moves to the next person even if they get it right. If
 someone draws a tackle card, he may take one card from another
  player. If he gets the touchdown card, all players must give him
their cards. Game continues until someone gets a touchdown card.
 Then everyone counts his or her cards. The person with the most
  is the winner.***You will need to delete the math problems and
                          type in sight words.


                           Shooting Stars*
              (black line masters included)


  To make this game you will need to purchase star shaped beads
 (or some other type of small plastic stars in various colors). Place
 the stars in a container. Print the shooting stars game boards and
glue to cardstock. One side should have the blank game board and
the other side should have the color words game board. This game
                     can be played several ways:

    1.      Color words: Create color word cards that correspond to
         the colors of stars. Each child takes a turn choosing a card.
         He read the color word and checks his game board to see if
         he needs that color. If he does, he uses the tweezers to place
         a star bead on that color word on his game board. The first
         player to fill his game board wins. For a shorter game, play
                 like BINGO…the first to get 3 in a row wins.

    2. Generic game board: Create word cards (or other concept
            cards). Each child chooses a card and read the
       word/letter/problem. If he gets it correct, he rolls the dice
      and chooses that number of star beads to place on his game
       board. He may choose ANY color of stars. This game has 2
        winners: 1.) The first person to fill his card wins and 2.)
       After all cards are filled, the teacher will choose a winning
       color by drawing one color word card. The player with the
                      most beads of this color wins.




                                  Pop*
            (black line master included)


Print a letter on each balloon. Make some pop cards. This game is
played exactly like Crash except that it uses letters instead of sight
   words. Spread all cards face down on the table. Students take
  turns choosing words. If the student can say the letter name or
sound, he or she may keep it and continue drawing until he or she
 doesn’t know a letter or gets a POP card. Students also keep POP
 cards. At the end of the game, the student with the most cards is
                             the winner




                           Crazy Carrots*
    (black line masters included--page
        (black line masters included--page2)
 Cut carrots out of sturdy paper. Print a letter on each. Be sure to
make “crazy carrot” and “bunny steal” cards. Put all cards in a can.
   Pass the can. Students take turns reading drawing a card and
 identifying the letter/sound. If they get it right they may keep it.
 The can moves to the next person even if they get it right. Game
continues until someone gets a crazy carrot. Then everyone counts
     his or her cards. The person with the most is the winner.




                        Rainbow Writing-
                         Materials needed:

                               Paper

                Crayons, Markers or Color Pencils

                            Directions:

 Write the sight words on a piece of paper. The students will trace
  over the word. The students need to start with the lightest color
first and then each time they write they will choose a darker color.
 The students need to say each letter aloud as they trace the word.


                          Sidewalk Chalk
                         Materials needed:

                      Sidewalk chalk or paint

                       sidewalk or driveway

                            Directions:

   Students write the sight words on the driveway or sidewalk.


                 Sight Word Concentration
                         Materials needed:
              Sight word flash cards 2 of each word

                           Directions:

 The flash cards are placed face down on the playing surface. The
   student turns over 2 cards. If the two cards are a match, the
student takes the cards and then has another turn. If the cards are
  not a match, then the cards are turned over and the next player
                           takes a turn.


                   Play dough Sight Words
                        Materials needed:

              Play dough and sight word flash cards.

                           Directions:

The students will form the letters of the sight words with the play
dough. Parents can either call out the words or the students can
                         use flash cards.


                    Sight Word Hopscotch
                            Materials:

                 Sidewalk chalk and a driveway.

                           Directions:

An adult will need to draw the hopscotch board on the driveway or
sidewalk. Instead of writing numbers, sight words will be written
                           in the boxes.


                             Spotlight-
                         Materials needed:

                       Sight word flash cards

                              Flash light

                              Directions:

      Place the sight word flash cards face up on the floor.

                           Dim the lights.

Call out a word and have the student shine the light on the word.



         The games with this symbol * from a great website called

                          Kelly's Kindergarten.

								
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