Second Grade Nest: Mastering Sight Words

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mastering Sight Words



Mastering Sight Words in primary grades- activities and assessments to motivate students to learn their sight words

**Update: Since the 2012 blog post, the packs have been completely redone. Check the bottom for new links.**

I have had some great success with my 2nd graders and their sight words. I'm coming up from Kindergarten, so keep in mind, I'm used to having to drag words out of kids. So, having students on all lists of Fry words makes me very excited! 

When I test Fry Sight Words, I start with my Sight Word binder. 
Mastering Sight Words in primary grades- activities and assessments to motivate students to learn their sight words

Since I didn't want to use 21 binder separators, I just stuck a Post-It on each kids' set to keep their words separated.  
Mastering Sight Words in primary grades- activities and assessments to motivate students to learn their sight words
Every week, my students get 5 words to study. If they get these words by Friday, they get 5 new words on Monday. If they only master 3 of them, then I transfer 2 of them over to the next week. 
Each kiddo has their own set of all 10 Sight Word Lists. 
Mastering Sight Words in primary grades- activities and assessments to motivate students to learn their sight words

Then I found that some of my kids weren't motivated to study their words. They were accepting of the fact that they would just work on them next week with no consequence, so I created an incentive chart for my Fry Sight Word success. 

As the students complete a set of 100 words, they get to move their superhero up a level. 

Mastering Sight Words in primary grades- activities and assessments to motivate students to learn their sight words

Here is a close up on my 4th and 5th 100 Fry words poster. This is where I have the most amount of kids, the rest of them are scattered throughout.  
Mastering Sight Words in primary grades- activities and assessments to motivate students to learn their sight words

And yes, I have 2 that have reached the top!  
Mastering Sight Words in primary grades- activities and assessments to motivate students to learn their sight words

Here is a picture of the whole wall by my computer tables for the students to see.  
Mastering Sight Words in primary grades- activities and assessments to motivate students to learn their sight words
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Update: Since the 2012 blog post, the packs have been completely redone.
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