5 Quick Sight Word Helpers for Everyday Use


Sight words are invaluable to beginning readers. Here are 8 quick sight word helpers for teaching how to read sight words. These helpers can give you ideas, tips and resources for practicing sight words whole class and with small groups.

5 Quick Sight Word Helpers for Everyday Use - Teach Junkie

You’ll find that games, emergent readers, gross motor movement and highlighting high frequency words are all helpful, quick tools you can use regularly.

Highlighting Sight Words

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1. Sight Words Scavenger Hunt – Take your students on a sight word hunt as you read leveled books during guided reading groups. This highlighting strategy helps call attention to the text and sight words in context.

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2. Highlight Sight Words – Integrate small pieces of text into your curriculum. Use poetry, science or social studies to call attention to the use of sight words by encouraging students to highlight their words. Mine love to do this in their science periodicals – they feel accomplished!

High Frequency Word Printable Games

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3. Sight Words Battleship Treasure Hunt Game – Take the classic game of Battleship and turn it into a sight word practice game that is easy for young students to play. They’ll love it and you’ll love the differentiated practice. {free printable}

3 Kindergarten St. Patrick’s Day Sight Word Games

4-6. St. Patrick’s Themed Sight Word Games – These classic sight word games may just have you feeling lucky. Don’t worry if it’s not March – these are great games that can be used whenever your students are ready for them! You’ll find a roll and write printable game, a “read the rainbow” color word graphing game and an interactive small group/pairs game. {free printables}

Sight Word Activities and Resources

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7. Sight Words Action Spelling – Ninja Style – Get students up and moving! Learn how to spell sight words using actions and turn your students into high frequency word spelling-ninjas!

Alphabet and Sight Word Emergent Readers - Teach Junkie

8. Alphabet Sight Word Emergent Readers – Take one emergent reader for each letter of the alphabet and stuff it full of high frequency words. You’ve got an amazing set of free, printable emergent readers that are great for guided reading groups, highlighting sight words or for creating sight word sentence puzzles. {free printable}

So there you have it! 8 quick sight word helpers for teaching sight words. Thanks to these terrific teachers for sharing their best teaching ideas with us – you ladies are great! Feel free to grab my “I’m a Featured Teach Junkie” blog button. You earned it!


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