Kindergarten Sight Word Practice Pages, Set 2
Link to Set 1
Don't forget, you can use the flashcards from the different packets together to make sentences, which I think is the most valuable activity of all. My kids love to see who can make the longest sentence--it becomes quite the competition!
1. Where do you get your sight words? What order do you teach them in?
The sight words I use are very typical--all on the Dolch and Fry's lists. As for the order, that just comes from my own crazy, little mind. I believe very strongly in teaching sight words in context. So I don't want to group a bunch of words together simply because they all have 2 letters and are "easy" to learn. I want kids to start using those words immediately to build sentences. Also--I try to teach words that the kids use a lot in their writing very early, even if they're a little more difficult. You might also notice that I repeat words in the packets--more practice!
2. How do you introduce the words?
I introduce one set of words at a time during a mini-lesson (sometimes during Calendar Time, sometimes during Reading Workshop). When most of my class has mastered those words, we move on to the next set. (BUT--sometimes I give students packets I haven't introduced to the whole class if they're ready for them).
3. Do your kids do one page in their packet a day?
Not necessarily. I assess kids throughout the year to see what sight words they can read and write. If a student can already read and write the words in a packet, they do not do it at all. If a student masters the words in a packet quickly, they are ready to move on. If a child is struggling, they will work with that packet until they get it. Which means at any given time, kids may be working on several different packets.
4. When/how do you use these packets?
- I send them home as part of my optional homework.
- During Reading Workshop as Word Work.
- During small group reading instruction and/or interventions.
- During Calendar Time, we use the flashcards to build sentences.
Once a word has been introduced to the whole class, it goes on the word wall. Once it is on the word wall, students are expected to spell it correctly in their writing.