Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sight Word Spotters

(4 Years)

We're trying to learn our sight words.  We have been playing a lot of different activities (see below) and I have a list of more activities to try (see here).  This sight word spotter activity is part reading, part matching.  I asked Little Miss and Wild One to each choose a book that we should create magic word spotters for (we call them magic words).  I quickly read through the book to find the sight words we have practiced.  Then I grabbed our craft sticks, a marker and some post-it flags to create spotters.

We reviewed each of the spotter words before reading the book.  They were so excited to find a magic word and match it, while saying the word.  It's working!  They love spotting the words.   They're learning - heh heh, and they don't know it!

When we finished playing with the spotters, I quickly made a little library pocket for the craft sticks to go in.  That way the book is ready to go at a moments notice.

This was a very fast activity to set up, one that they really liked and it helped to increase their confidence with reading.  Happy kids!  Happy mommy!

Here are some of our previous sight word activities (if you click on the picture it will redirect you to that particular post):
Flash Light Spotting Game
Say It, Trace It, Stamp It, Paste It Board
Clothes Pin Sight Words
Dot Sticker Sight Words
Sight Word Puzzle
Fun!  Fun!  Learning Fun!

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