Familiarize students with reading and writing the first 100 words on the Fry Sight Words Lists using this set of practice mats.
Students will have a blast getting crafty with play dough, yarn, cotton swabs, letter magnets—anything you’ve got in your classroom—to write their first set of sight words!
Read, Spell, & Write Fry’s First 100 Sight Words
Slip cards into dry-erase sleeves for durability. Provide students with materials to identify and form letters in the Build the Word section. Provide students with dry-erase markers for the Write the Word section.
The Fry Sight Words reviewed in this activity are:
Scaffolding and Extension Tips + More Ways to Use Fry’s First 100 Sight Words
Challenge students who already understand the concept to put the cards in alphabetical order.
Support students who need help understanding the concepts by using a visual reminder of letter sounds, such as an alphabet chart or desk plate.
Use this resource as independent practice for fast finishers, and full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, comprehension assessments, and more.
Write the Room (Scoot Activity)
Hang sheets of chart paper around the room and post a sight word above each one. Students will rotate around the room, writing the sight word on the paper.
Have your students stand up and make a line across the room. Project a sight word on the screen and use our Random Name Picker widget to draw a student’s name to answer. If the student correctly identifies the word, 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.
During small group instruction, create a grid of sight word cards on top of a table and give each student a fly swatter. Read the word on one of the cards. The first student to swat the sight word correctly sets the card aside in their own pile to keep score. The student with the most cards wins.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
To turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity, print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.
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