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Roll It! Read It! Write It! - Dolch Grade 2 Sight Words

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 6 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

Practice reading and writing Dolch’s Grade 2 sight words with this board game for multiple players.

How To Practice Second-Grade Sight Words

Through this activity, your students will show they can identify 36 sight words from the Dolch list of grade 2 sight words.

Up to 4 players will take turns rolling a die and moving that many spaces on the board. When they land on a sight word, they identify it and write the word on their recording mat (included).

The grade 2 sight words students will review in this activity are:

  • been
  • best
  • both
  • buy
  • call
  • cold
  • does
  • don’t
  • fast
  • first
  • five
  • gave
  • goes
  • its
  • made
  • many
  • off
  • or
  • pull
  • read
  • shy
  • sing
  • sit
  • sleep
  • tell
  • their
  • these
  • those
  • upon
  • use
  • use
  • very
  • wash
  • wish
  • work
  • your

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Challenge fast finishers who already understand the concept to write the words in alphabetical order on a separate piece of paper. 

Support students who need help understanding the concepts with a visual reminder of the sight words such as a word wall or an anchor chart displayed in the classroom.

Get our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies here » 

Use This Game For Extra Grade 2 Sight Words Activities! 

We created this resource for your reading center as an independent practice activity. However, you can also use it for small group and full-class instruction through scoot activities, lesson reviews, comprehension assessments, and more! 

Make sight words review a group activity by converting this game in the following ways: 

🧑‍🏫 Show Me!

Give each student a mini dry-erase board and a dry-erase marker. Project the game board on your screen and use our Dice Roller Widget to land on a word. Identify the word together and have your students write it on their board. When everyone has written their answer, say, “Show Me.” Students will flip their boards, allowing you to see who needs extra support.

👉 Knock Off

Have your students stand up and make a line across the room. Project the game board on your screen and roll a die to move to a word. Use our Random Name Picker widget to draw a student’s name to read the word. If the student answers correctly, they tap the person on their left or right to send them back to their seat. If the student answers the card incorrectly, they must sit out. Play continues until only 1 student is standing.

🪑 Musical Chairs 

Pre-write the sight words on the recording mats. Arrange student chairs in a circle, and place a sight word card on each one. When the music starts, the students walk around the circle. When it stops, students pick up a card, read the word, and sit in a chair. The last student to sit down is out.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Print on cardstock for added durability, and slip the recording mats into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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