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Sight Word Practice Mats - Fry Word List 1-100

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 10 pages | Grades: K - 1

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

Use this resource in your reading center, as a guided reading activity, or a whole class exercise (see below) to practice reading, building, and writing the Fry sight words 1-100.

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:

a been down have is more other that to when
about but each he it my out the two which
all by find her its no part their up who
am called first him like not people them use will
an can for his long now said then was with
and come from how look number see there water words
are could get I made of she these way would
as day go if make on so they we write
at did had in many one some this were you
be do has into may or than time what your

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.

Knock Off

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.

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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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