It's one of the most important set of words that we as teachers are constantly exposing our students to. These words... some are easy, some are tricky, some words students will struggle with every.single.day, and some students master them with ease. BUT... our students MUST be exposed to sight words daily if we want to build and create successful readers.
Did you know that 89% of what we read (whether in a magazine, book, newspaper, recipe, etc...) are sight words?! Tell me these words aren't important to learn!
Now our district uses the Fry's word list as an overall basis of what we should be teaching to our students, however sight words from other lists are thrown in as well if we see a need or importance for them in our grade level.
Don't use the Fry's list? Over 70% of sight words are found on all sight word lists... so most of the words will overlap! No worries :)
This past year I wanted to create a routine of sight words that my students would be exposed to throughout the day. Fun with Fry's was birthed into four sections, a growing bundle. I broke down the first 100 Fry words into groups of 25 and added each pack as it was completed.
You want GREAT news?! The bundle is OFFICIALLY COMPLETE!!!! (can I get an AMEN?!)
I am so excited to have this bundle complete and right at my fingertips throughout the year!
Not sure which words on the Fry's list? Here is a closer look:
I'm sure you will see MANY of the sight words you teach:
For EACH word.... yes I said EACH!.... you will find the activities below:
(1) A student booklet
Throughout the sight word booklet, you will find tracing, writing, identifying, and building the word.
My students LOVE making their booklets during the week. They are great for a literacy station, morning work, independent work, fast finishers, etc...
Exposure is what matters!
(2) No-Prep Printable
Students will trace the word (I usually let them pick crayon or pencil... or we will alternate)
Students will write the word, find the letters that are included in the word, and then build the word.
(3) Word Building Cards
I usually do this activity at the beginning of the week when I introduce the word. I copy the letters on colored paper, laminate, and put magnetic tape on the back. This allows for us to easily manipulate the letters and work with the word throughout the week.
(4) Sight Word SONGS
For each word, I have made up a sight word song that is sung to a familiar tune. My kids absolutely LOVE these songs!
I have included black/white as well a colored versions for EACH song!
My "Fun with Frys" bundle is complete... with over 1,000 pages of activities for the first 100 Fry words.
With it being Wednesday... this is today's WIN-IT Wednesday!!! You will have to head on over to my Facebook page or Instagram (you can find these buttons over on the right for direct links!) and have a chance to win!
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Happy Teaching Friends!