Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sight Word Search

This is such an exciting time of the year! You've worked hard to establish classroom routines, procedures, and the foundations of reading.  The kids can identify letters, produce letter sounds, and are beginning to master sight words.  Now, the magical lightbulb comes on, and in a blink of an eye, they are on their way to reading. 

Sight words, also known as high frequency words, are an essential part of reading.  They are the most common words found in print. Often starting in kindergarten, the kids are expected to quickly identify the words.  Parents often ask why the kids need to read the sight words quickly.  If students struggle with fluency, reading text quickly with accuracy and expression, they will have a difficult time with comprehension, which is the ultimate goal of reading.

These printable worksheets in my Sight Word Search resource, are excellent for practicing sight words and building fluency.  The kids work on concepts of print, tracking words left-to-right, top-to-bottom, while searching for the focus sight word.  The focus word is printed at the top, and at the bottom of each page.  After circling the sight word 5 times, they can color the focus word printed at the bottom.

Simply print and go! Great for morning work, a daily review during centers, or as homework.  If a student is having difficulty with a particular word, you can quickly print out the page, and assign or send home for extra support.  It's a great way to differentiate your reading instruction.

Included in the packet are worksheets for 50 pre-primer, and primer, Dolch sight words.  The words, in alphabetical order, include: and, am, are, as, at, be, big, black, blue, brown, by, can, come, did, do, down, find, for, get, go, good, have, he, here, in, is, it, jump, like, little, look, make, me, my, no, not, on, play, red, said, see, she, so, that, the, to, up, we, will, yes, you

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