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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Throwback Thursday...Sight Words!



I am joining The First Grade Parade's Throwback Thursday Linky!

Here is an old post I wrote about sight words...

I love to show off my word wall because it took me an entire  summer to create. I teach kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, so I had to come up with a way to differentiate my words and have room enough to fit them all in. My word wall consists of all the Dolch words for each grade, plus words that my students frequently use in their writing. It has really helped them become independent spellers. They are always referring to the word wall and using it to help them with their writing. Here are two pictures:




My word wall spans one and a half walls in my room. All kindergarten words are in red, first grade words are in yellow, second grade words are in green, and words frequently used in writing are in orange. My younger students love to boast that they can spell words from higher grades correctly and I sometimes point out to my second graders that they are misspelling words that they learned in kindergarten.

My students and I love to play word wall games and I have a plethora of word wall activity sheets that the children use when they are finished with their station work. My students' favorite word wall games to play are definitely Sparkle and Hangman. Of course there are many more games that we play, but these two are the most requested games.

Another popular game is my Sight Word Memory Game. My students play this all the time and love it!

They also love sight word scrambled sentences...


And, sentence puzzles!



Between word wall games, word wall activity sheets, sentence puzzles, scrambled sentences, etc., I think I've pretty much got it covered! LOL! 


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25 comments:

  1. Oooo, you color code by grade? That is smart. I have first and second graders but I only put up the first graders' words. My second grade curriculum has built in "Memory Words" but they aren't sight words - they are just a set of 12 words that follow the pattern we're learning for that week so I don't put those ones up. Like this upcoming week is compound words so our memory words are things like "toothbrush" and "backpack"... they don't really need to be on a word wall, I don't think. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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    1. I agree with you. I wouldn't put those on the word wall either.

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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    1. Thanks, Bobbie! I'll go check yours out, too!

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    1. You are too kind! Thanks so much!

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  4. I love how your word wall looks! Thanks for sharing your ides!!

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  5. Kudos to you for being able to manage a multi-leveled word wall! I have a hard enough time keeping my kindergarten word wall straight!
    ~Jen

    Jen's Kinder Kids
    Come by & visit! :)

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    1. I've taught 3 different grades for four years now and have changed my word wall that many times! This year, I am finally satisfied!

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  6. I love that you have the Elkonin boxes on your words - that helps so much with handwriting! I don't know how you do it with 3 grades! You ROCK!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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    1. Sometimes, I'm not sure how I do it either, LOL! Thanks, Nicole!

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  7. I love the bright colors you use in your room and your word wall activities!

    Delighted in Second

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    1. Thanks so much, Jennifer! I love your blog and TpT store! I'm your newest follower!

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    2. Thanks so much for following my little blog, Lori! I couldn't believe when I saw YOUR name on my follower list! You, your blog, and the way you teach writing are incredible! Your blog is so young, but you have already made me a better writing teacher. Thanks for sharing so much with others!

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    3. Jennifer, your words have brought tears to my eyes! Truly, they did! I really love to teach and to share and to learn from others. I'm just so happy that there are people out there just like me! We all have a common goal and that is to help our students be the best they can be and to help each other be the best we can be. Thanks for following me. I am thrilled to learn from you, too!

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    4. I forgot to add, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you. I couldn't have gotten this far without the help of many, many great bloggers! I'd love to give back, as well!

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    5. Thanks Lori! You are so sweet! This is exactly what made me want to start a blog...it is so great connecting with other teachers.

      Delighted in Second

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  8. Hey Lori,
    Love your post. I also need to send you the father's day packet since you left feedback on my mother's day packet. Thank you! I'm having another giveaway so come see!

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    1. Thanks so much! I would love the Father's Day packet! I'll be right over to check out your latest giveaway! Thanks for letting me know!

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  9. Love your word wall!!!! I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm here...and with a freebie! Come by and pick it up when you get a chance!

    Blessings,
    Rebecca

    The Teacher's Chatterbox

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! Loved your freebie!

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  10. Nice Word Wall! Found you through the Linky Party! I'm your newest follower. Come stop by ;)

    Summyr

    http://theteachaholic.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome to my blog! I'm now your newest follower!

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      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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