Today, I want to share 3 fun and effective activities to teach students how to read sight words. If you’ve been hearing a lot about the Science of Reading lately, you are not alone! The Science of Reading has been around for decades, but there seems to be a bit of “buzz” around it right […]
Sight word activities to play at home (or in the classroom)!
Sight words are one of the easiest things to practice at home because they simply require some memorization and little skill is required to teach them. The hard part about teaching sight words is trying to make them FUN and engaging because sometimes flashcards are just plain boring. To help with that, I wanted to […]
Sight word games for kids
Sight words are critical in learning how to read. Not only are sight words the most frequent words seen in our texts, but most of them cannot be sounded out based on the “normal” phonetic patterns we teach to our students. Memorization is key when it comes to sight words. Since flashcards can be boring, […]
Parking Lots: Hands on Kindergarten Review!
This review activity is an oldie, but a goodie and I had to share it with you all! All you need to play the game, parking lots, are a few small cars and some room to make a racecourse or parking lot board. In the video below, I share all about how to play […]
Sight Word Bounce! Fun, outdoor sight word game
Tennis balls + sight words = a whole lot of fun! Sight word bounce is a fun outdoor game that has students practicing their sight words and a little hand-eye coordination at the same time. All you need to play this game is some outdoor space, sidewalk chalk, a tennis ball. My kids liked […]
Three Outdoor Chalk Games: Sight Words, Letters & Numbers!
Outdoor chalk games are great for the nice, warmer weather! I know my two preschoolers at home are always obsessed with a little chalk, so I thought I would share 3 three fun games you can take and use at home or in the classroom all summer long. The three games I’ve included are […]
A Fun Sight Word Game: Treasure Hunt!
I am always on the hunt for fun, new games and activities to practice sight words. This ode to the game, Battleship, is such a great way to keep students engaged while learning or reviewing sight words. The goal of the game is to the be first to find the other player’s buried treasure! Students […]
SNAP! Card Game in the Classroom – Sight Words, Number Sense & More!
Sometimes reviewing sight words gets boring. Am I right?! Same with other identification skills: numbers, letters, rhyming words, etc., so I am always on the lookout for some new and exciting games to play with my students. Just to spice it up a little! Enter: SNAP! This is a fast-paced card game that you can […]