The worksheets will be available free to download until Friday when they will go up for sale. You can also check out many other great ideas to teach sight words on my teaching sight words page, or at the websites shop.
Dolch second grade sight word worksheets are here. These worksheets are a little more challenging then the ones for first grade and kindergarten. Students can color and write the words but they can also practice spelling them by covering and spelling the word, picking the correct spelling, and hunting for the word in a string of letters.
I've got a new sight word game for the Dolch Pre-primer list, Peacock sight words.
In this game kids get to practice their sight words by putting feathers on a peacock. Each feather has a letter on it so students can spell out their sight word.
The words included in this game are the Dolch Pre-primer words minus any one letter and two letter words.
The game will be available for free until Saturday so come and download yours quickly. I'm also planning and making Peacock sight word games for the Primer and First grade lists so stay tuned.
There are many more sight word game ideas on my teaching sight words page. You can also visit my shop to buy other great products.
So it looks like my summer is over. I got my first subbing call this year, and oh my goodness what a day it was. A class of 29 kindergartners, not even past their 2nd week in school. So not only do they not have the classroom routines down yet they basic school behavior down yet. One of the ELL students kept on trying to leave the room during class.
Luckily, I had some great para's in the room with me and a well written and detailed sub plan.
But Wow. There really shouldn't be that many kindergartners in one room.
Also, I had a request to make a set of First grade sight words from the Dolch Sight Word list. As always the first few days of its release I give my creations away for free. I do this in order to reward those who follow my blog either through facebook, pinterest, twitter, or the RSS feed. If you like this worksheets and need some for kindergarten you can go to my teaching sight words page to find more sets of worksheets.
The worksheets will be available for free until tomorrow, so come and download them quickly. The free give away is over. You can now purchase these worksheets for $3.50 at the shop.
The spy pigs sight word game is finally complete. In this game you give students one Spy-pig to decorate. Tell students that there are 5 different types of items that they can use to disguise their spy pig: Shirts, pants, sunglasses, hats, or other accessory.
Each of these categories has 20 sight words that students have to learn. So if a student can correctly read all 20 sight words within a minute they can choose something for their spy pig to wear.
If they wish to change what there spy pig is wearing they have to again demonstrate their mastery of the word list.
Or you can have them play this version as a way to practice sight words in a reading center:
Students take turns drawing a card. When they read the word correctly they get to keep the card. If they get three of the same kind (i.e. if they get three cards with sunglasses on them) they can choose something to put on their spy pig. They can also place something on their spy pig when they draw a Choose a ______, card.
In this type of game, you don't need to have students compete to win, they can just play to show off their style and creativity.
This game will be available for free until Friday when it will become available for purchase. The payed for version will also have black and white pages that your students will be able to color in themselves. (Plus you won't have to use all of your colored ink.)
The version of this game contains the words from Fry's sight word list 201-300. Other versions of this game including ones for the Dolch word lists will be coming out shortly.
The free give away of this game is now over. You can purchase this game for Fry's Word List 1-100, 101-200, 201-300, or 301-400 on my new Spy Pigs page. Each game is only $1.50.
Metacognition: The ability to examine ones thought process or thinking about your own thinking
How can metacognition help students to become better spellers
As students use metacognition to think about their spelling mistakes they can use what they have learned to correct their mistakes and become more aware of the types of mistakes that they are making. Below is a spelling mistakes chart t
Spelling Mistakes Chart
Step 4 in Michelle Newlands Intentional Spelling (2011) is analyze errors and correct them. She used 5 different categories in her spelling error analysis chart: phonemic error, orthographic error, missed letters, insertions, and letter reversals. I've created my own spelling analysis chart but I've changed a few of the categories.
How to use the chart
After filling in all of the words and misspellings, students will add up the total of the misspelling at the bottom. For the Vowels and consonants misspelled students will examine the letters and determine if they are missing one vowel or consonant more than the others. For the rest of the columns students will count each instance of the type of mistake and put the total at the bottom. They then can analyze which type of mistake they are making the most of.
Once they have finished the chart I would have my students set a spelling goal to work on based on there chart. Once the goal has been set the teach and student can figure out different ways that they can work on their goal.
Newlands, M. (2011). Intentional spelling: Seven steps to eliminate guessing. The Reading Teacher, 64(7), 531-534.
A new set of sight word worksheets is out! This time it is the words from the Dolch Primer word list. You can get the The preprimer list and words from Fry's words list on my teaching sight words page.
These worksheets will be available for free on this site until Monday. After that they will be put up for sale on this site. I do this to reward those who subscribe to my blog or follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
The free giveaway for these worksheets is over you can now purchase them for $3.50 by clicking on one of the buttons below.
You can get these worksheets now on the new websites shop.
I had a request to create a new sight word worksheet packet, one for number, color, and shape words. So here it is. Sight word worksheets: Numbers, Colors, and Shapes. These new worksheets are just like my Fry's Kindergarten and first grade worksheets, which you can get by clicking on the link. The only difference is that in these new worksheets a representation of the word is in the right hand corner of the worksheet.
So, for a number word, in the right hand corner will be the numbers symbol as well as the number in dots. For color words, the color will be in the right hand box, and for shapes words the shape will be in the right hand corner.
File Folder Games
This Thursday, the theme for the 50% off sale and freebie is file folder games. You can get the file-folder game butterfly colors for free, and a great packet of dragon themed math games for 50% off. You can also check out our other great file-folder games.
The 50% off sale and giveaway are over. You can still purchase both of the games here on my file folder games page.
So I've taken the SIP (Spelling in Parts) strategy by Debbie A. Powell and Roberta Aram (2008) and tweaked it a little to make it a little more physical for my kinesthetic learners. Now instead of just circling the syllables they will be cutting the word up and using a fun foldable to learn the word. You can download the foldable for free at the bottom of this post.
1. Say and clap your spelling word's syllables.
2. Cut the word into syllables and say the syllable as you separate them into each flap.
3. Say a syllable and then spell each syllable one at a time.
4. Choose one syllable to cover up that is the easiest for you to spell.
5. Keep on spelling the word, a syllable at a time, and covering the flaps, easiest to hardest, until all of the flaps are down and you can spell the word without looking.
Powell, D. A., & Aram, R. (2008). Spelling in parts: A strategy for spelling and decoding polysyllabic words. The Reading Teacher,61(7), 567-570.
My Books on Amazon