Hi! I am Bonnie Kathryn from Kinders & Beyond. I teach kindergarten in a private Christian School.
As a kindergarten teacher, learning sight words is an important part of our school year. Sight words can become mundane and dull quickly if you don't keep it fun!
I have found a few ways that my kids love to help them learn sight words.
1. Slap It: We play this game during small group reading. I lay all the sight words down in front of the kids. I randomly call a sight word and the first person to slap the word gets to keep the flash card. *Warning* This game can get intense. You may want to lay down some ground rules. :-)
2. Sight Word Centers: We talk about using sight words to build sentences. When I am introducing a new sight word, I always give them a sentence frame for the sight word. After any write the room activity, the students go to a pocket chart to build sentences using the sight words they know. I have a recording sheet where students write the sentence and draw a picture to describe. I change out write the room weekly.
4. Sight Word Go Fish: My KIDS LOVE THIS! I am sure I am not the first teacher who thought of this. However, I had to share because my kids love it.
Click the picture to download the sight word pre-primer and primer Go Fish for free.
5. Sight Word Watches from The Moffatt Girls. I believe this was genius! My kids love wearing them and think they are sooo cool wearing them down the hallway. I give my kids a piece of candy if they can manage to keep it on all day and tell me the word at the end of the day.
You just read my favorite ways to teach sight words. Comment below with your favorite ways to teach sight words.