Monday, March 28, 2011

Sight Word City (fluency with sight words)

 Let me paint you a picture.... so about 7 of my munchkins need work on reading sight words more fluently in their reading. They get to sight words they know but it takes them a moment or two to remember it, this not only slows down their reading rate but also on their comprehension because they are taking so long to remember SO many words!

  Okay, you have that picture? Well let me paint you another... I get out my regular worksheet that has many sight words written in lines something similar to this:

  the   little   go   said    little    she   the   said

    Now imagine me tapping the table to get So-and-So's attention long enough to explain reading these lines, but then by the time I get her attention Mr-wiggly-legs has fallen out of his chair, and I am still on the part of the directions to write their name! Yup... this IS kindergarten!

  Problem? Children who are not engaged and excited to learn... solution... disguising sight word fluency practice within a game! VIOLA... Sight Word City is born! Kids drive their fingers around the board any which way they choose and read the sight words, and they need to drive all over town and back again and again and again and again! You get the jist :) I hope you enjoy and THANKS to my AWESOME followers who keep motivating me and giving me such kind feedback.


Kari said...

I love all of your sight word activities! I just wish I had the same sight word list as you. You have just inspired me to create some new sight word things for my kiddos! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Paige said...

Very creative! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

Kari- let me know if you want anything made with different words... switching words out is easy!

Paige - thanks for the motivating feedback!

chloesmom said...

I LOVE this! I printed out four copies to use in my kinder class today. I teach a 1/2 day pre-k in the morning and 1/2 day kindergarten in the afternoon. Would you be able to just put a different lowercase letter or different number on them for the preschoolers? I'd be so grateful!


rosey_26 said...

ADORABLE...can't wait to use this with my kinders!

Shannon said...

Chloesmom- Sure! That's actually a great idea that I could use at the beginning of the year as well. Thanks for the inspiration. I'll email you when it's done... probably not until Saturday.

Thanks Rosey26!

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