Mastering Sight Words Centers with these four activities!
I know this time of year… this is when you are really working hard to help students master as many sight words as they can. We want to offer opportunities to build fluency… but HELLO… it is spring… everyone is tired! So you need some fun options for your center time.
Assessing Sight Words
First things first! You want to know where your class is academically. Some students have already mastered the kindergarten list and are moving onto the first-grade list. Others are working hard to reach the finish line. I love ESGI as a way to get a snapshot of where each of my students stands.
The assessment is done on the computer. Students simply read the word as you click Y (if they read it correctly) or N (if they did not know the word.)
This parent letter is AMAZING… but I also used it to see which words still needed instruction.
Roll and Write Games
Know that I know the words to place into the sight word centers, I can edit my resources to be sure I include those words.
Here is a picture from our January Just Roll With It unit. Each month includes editable pages so you can add your own words.
You can see the Just Roll With It unit by clicking HERE.
You can see the Differentiated Cubes on Amazon (affiliate link) by clicking HERE.
Sight Word Spelling Games
We love these games for sight words (but we also use them at the beginning of the year for letters). Because these are also editable, you can add the words you want! Simple! Yep! Teach the game once, then switch out the themes as they year progresses. GAME CHANGER when it comes to station management!
You can see these games HERE.
Sequence Game for Sight Words
This is a super simple activity! Students love it! Students spin the spinner and dab the word they landed on. Then they try to get 4 in a row. Yes, this one is editable too and it will take you about 1 minute to set up for your students each week.
You can see the Sequence for Sight Words Unit HERE.
You can see my other Sequence Games HERE.
Time Me Fluency!
Students use a timer to see how quickly they can read letters, words, or phrase. I have made these files also editable, so you can customize the words to fit your needs.
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Adding multiple sets to the station allows you to differentiate the activity. PSST… This is your free file. You can find it at the end of this post.
These simple sight word centers will last you all year. Just swap out the themes and you have “a brand new game!”