Practice reading first grade high frequency words by sight with a set of 7 Dolch Sight Words game boards.
Dolch’s word list of 220 high-frequency sight words is practiced with students so that they can quickly and easily recognize specific words throughout the texts they’ll read.
In this activity, we’ve split 42 sight words across 6 boards. Students will read the sight words on the mats and cover each word using red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple connecting cubes.
Practice Reading First Grade Dolch Sight Words
Players read each sight word on the board and cover it with the matching color connecting cube. Add more players by taking turns!
Scaffolding and Extension Tips + More First Grade High-Frequency Words Practice
Use this resource as independent practice for fast finishers, and for full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, formative assessments, and more.
Challenge students who already understand the concept by having them record the sight words on a whiteboard or piece of paper.
Invite students to use a visual reminder, like an anchor chart or an alphabet display, to sound out words they may struggle with.
This activity can also be used as a formative assessment. Project on a board for the whole class to see. Have each student pick 3 words and write them on a separate sheet of paper. Then, have the students draw a picture for each word, showing they’ve read the word and understand what it is.
After students finish the game, challenge them to put the words on their cards in alphabetical order.
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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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Practice reading high-frequency words with this board game of 41 First Grade Dolch sight word cards. A fun game for students to practice reading sight words. A set of 8 Dolch Sight Words Mats for students to use in the classroom.
Practice reading high-frequency words with this board game of 41 First Grade Dolch sight word cards.
A fun game for students to practice reading sight words.
A set of 8 Dolch Sight Words Mats for students to use in the classroom.