Word games for kids
Set up a fun Sight Word Activity using simple, DIY materials with a pirate treasure map, some dry erase pens, play dough (any kind) and sight word cards. This activity incorporates practicing beginning sounds. Kids use the phonics picture codes to work out the initial letters then see the ‘secret word’. You can use simple dough or play dough to make up an ‘island’ so the kids look for the sight words and stick them into the dough. This is hands on, pirate learning fun for all!
Student self-paced, differentiated booklets to help teach & track sight words, word families, short vowels, long vowels, & fluency phrases! Have students become successful at reading using word lists during guided reading, literacy stations, centers, and small group. Reading printables are perfect for reading homework and for tracking reading progress, RTI, & progress monitoring. Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. "Teaching Word Families" at www.tunstallsteachingtidbits.com
Here's a great idea for an alternative to sight word flash cards. Pick up some paint sample strips from your local hardware store and write sight words, spelling words or even topic words. You could use them for testing, writing stations, genre writing and more. Perhaps you could record word families, rhyming words, or other spelling pattern. by Karen Hoggan