I'm always looking for new ways to practice sight words.
Sight Word Flip BooksThe first grade teachers at my school are making these flip booklets with their students! All of the words were found in newspapers and educational catalogs! I get about 4 catalogs a day, so I'm happy to give them to any teacher that will use them!
You can download the cover for the flip book here (for free)!
ABC Magnetic Letter Lite App
Students used sight word cards and built the words using the app!
I made a slightly different version that you can download here.
I really like when students can have magnets that have vowels in a different color. This kit we are using has vowels in red and consonants in blue. My friend that teaches Reading Recovery likes students to use all colors of magnetic letters. I also made a plain black version available.
Next Step in Guided Reading Ideas
I love using Jan Richard's ideas to help students build their visual memory. Her book The Next Step in Guided Reading is my go to teacher resource! She has a 4 step plan for students to practice sight words. You just need magnetic letters!
Jan Richardson emphasizes practicing with one word at a time.
The first step is figuring out what is missing. Then students mix up their letters and build the word (Mix & Fix). Students practice table writing the word, and finally they write the words on whiteboards.
Jayne from Smart Kids has made amazing visuals to help support the steps for building visual memory and help students learn their sight words. Check out her blog post!