Another one of our resources was featured in a really, really great corner of the web. Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational is a blog dedicated to providing at home learning resources to supplement in school learning. It is a treasure trove of resources for moms, teacher and homeschoolers alike. Every Monday they round up some of their favourite resources that can be used for home learning. This week they elected to feature our Sight Word Go Fish game. However, ours isn’t the only excellent resource they culled. So head over to the Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational blog to see the other great resources they found!
We have talked before building early reading skills by mastering sight words. Sight words are a small group of words (approximately 300-500) that account for large portions of the common texts we read. For example, words such as: this, that, then, he, she, and etc are considered sight words. Due to their high frequency, it is critical that students cultivating early literacy skills develop their sight word recognition skills.
When it comes to building sight word proficiency I have previously shared my On a Roll game. I use On a Roll as an early finisher activity or as a literacy center. Today I bring you another game I often use in literacy centers or as a stand alone activity. Sight Word Go Fish uses the Dolch Sight words, and comes in kindergarten and second grade level words. In each download you will find detailed instructions on preparation and game play. Everything is available for download at my Teachers pay Teachers store!
As you may know educational writing and resource development are two aspects of my new role as Learning Specialist. I for one could not be more excited about this opportunity (being paid to blog AND create?! What could possibly be better?). Since tech is a huge professional focus for me (and my graduate minor) I will be doing a lot of tech and resource reviews. As well, I will be using my training in instructional design to share some of the curricular resources that I have designed for my previous classrooms or students I work with currently. Creating and sharing resources isn’t new for me; if you like what you see make sure you also check out the Teaching Category of this blog for some other freebies I have designed.
This latest resource is a game I designed called, On a Roll, which is a fun way to bolster your student’s sight word recognition. For background on why sight words are important to young learners, the rules on how to play the game, insights into how I used this resource in my own classroom and links to the standards head over to my post on the Yellin Center Blog.
If you are like me and want to keep personalizing the words as your students learn I have attached below the word version of this game so you can fully differentiate this activity to meet your students’ needs. My personal preference is to print the word doc version since sometimes the formatting of the google doc (like the sample offered on the Yellin Center Blog) can be cumbersome to navigate.
Please use, share, adapt and give me feedback. I am always looking to improve my materials and also love hearing the innovative ways my peers use my resources in the classroom. I especially love pictures, and sharing them here with your permission! Happy learning.