My class loved playing our Hidden Partners game to help reinforce math facts... SO
I thought why not make a game for sight words? So... I did. It's so easy and the kids had a ball with it. All you need are some 3x5 cards and a marker. It doesn't get much easier than that.
Make as many cards as you have students. If you have 20 students, make 10 sets of two letter words, or 6 sets of three letter words, and one two letter word. (I bet you figured that out all by yourself!) Anyway, I made one set with two letter sight words, and another set with three letter words,and one four letter word. (OK- that sounds bad... but don't worry, it's a nice four letter word!)
I gave everyone a card and told them they could not look at it until I said, "Go." (They were really good about that, actually!) Then, I had them spread out anywhere in the room. When I said, "GO," they had to find their Hidden Partner to make their word. Once they found their partner, they sat down together where they were as quickly as they could, so we could see who had made a word.
We checked together as a class to see that each group made its word. When we got to a group, that group stood up together, said, and spelled the word. We clapped if it was right.
We played it a few times in the morning, and they already can't wait to play it again- so I thought I would pass it on. I can never have enough different ways to practice those sight words!
This is just one of the many activities Dr. Jean and I put together in our book, Dr. Jean's Reading Recipes! We wanted to share our favorite activities (with lots of different adaptations!) that help children learn, while having fun doing it!
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