When you're deciding what Dolch words your students will work on, you may want to take into consideration their frequency of use. I've included 2 Dolch word lists in this packet. One lists the order of frequency for each separate Dolch word list (pre primer-3rd grade). The other list, categorizes all of the words, from all of the lists, by order of frequency.
1-2-3 Come Do Some Dolch Sight Word Activities With Me
Reviewing the Dolch sight words, or word wall words, can become a bit tedious and boring for students as the months fly by. Yet it's important to keep at it, 'til recognition is automatic and students become fluent.
With that in mind, I designed the Spin and Read Dolch Word Game packet, which includes an alphabetical Dolch word list for Pre-Primer, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades, plus the Dolch list of nouns.
It's that "something different" that will hopefully keep interest high and your students engaged, as they review the words in this fun way.
The game is played as a whole group. Run off the word list of your choice, laminate and trim, so that you can use the game boards each year. (There are two game sheets on one page for quick printing.)
Children use a pencil and a paperclip to make their spinner. They spin it to see how many words they will read. After their turn, another child spins their spinner and reads from their list of words.
To make the game more interesting and fun, run off the 24 voice cards. Children pick a card and read the word(s) using that kind of voice. i.e. soft, loud, silly, mad etc. If you don't want to have separate cards, I've also included 3 voice choice posters that you can hang up. Children can then look at the poster and choose a voice.
Be sure and demonstrate each voice, and then have students give it a try. My firsties LOVED doing this so much that they asked to read stories using some of the voice choices. For more practice, have students repeat the word after the person whose turn it is, reads it.
The packet includes:
Besides reading the sight words with a silly voice, I've included a few other activities that you can do to make reviewing the words more engaging and fun for your students; such as Flashlight Fun, Alphabet Adventures, Happy Highlights, Plastic Letter Play, Read the Room and Hangman.
There's also a list of links for Online sight word games and activities; such as star words, make a match, color word fun, sight word hangman, missing letters mystery, pick and click and spellbound.
Finally, there’s a quick 3-minute video on YouTube that reviews 100 high frequency words for PK-1st. The words are flashed on the screen and read in a child’s voice. I've listed all of these in the packet .
Click on the link to view/download the Spin & Read Dolch Word Games
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Activities For Dolch Words
Looking for something different to do with Dolch Words? Look no farther!
I’ve made traceable word cards for Pre-Primer through 3rd, that you can turn into an Itty Bitty booklet.
Students enjoy tracing the words, cutting out the cards and sequencing them in alphabetical order, adding a cover and turning them into a mini booklet that’s fun to share with their families.
You can use these cards for Memory Match “Concentration” games, “I Have Who Has?” games or sprinkle them on the floor and have students find and then sequence them as a whole group.
Students can choose a partner and play “Speed” and several other card games too.
I've also included a set of bomb cards so students can play "Kaboom" as well. Directions for these games are in the tip sheet.
There are also worksheets where students trace and alphabetize the words as well.
These things make nice Daily 5 activities too.
If you think up some other uses, I’d enjoy hearing from you firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to comment here.
Thanks in advance for your time.
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Compound Words, Sight Words, Dolch Words.... So Many Words So Little Time, So Here Are Some Time Savers:
I love making alphabetical lists of words to use as a checklist to help me find things as well as give to parents as a check off list to use to high light when their child knows a word.
Compound words is something that students from Y5 on up need to know.
I wanted to compile a list of as many compound words that I could think of so that I could draw from it to help me dream up compound word projects for my kiddo’s.
I thought maybe there might be a little over 1,000 words. Was I surprised to come up with almost 3,000!
I hope you find it helpful; it took me hours to compile. If you think of others that I missed, please shoot me an e-mail so that I can add them. It would be fun to hit 3,000. email@example.com
A valuable tool for your classroom would be to make a student-driven anchor chart of compound words by using a piece of tag board.
Label the top: Compound Words and divide the poster into 3 columns.
The first column will be the beginning word, the second, the ending word and the third column will be the compound word. i.e. base ball baseball.
Brainstorm with your students to see how many compound words they can come up with in a few minutes and then have them write them on the poster.
Throughout the year, as they say or read a compound word, have them put it on the poster.
Share with them that you have a list of 2,602 compound words and challenge them to collect 100, or whatever number you deem appropriate for their age group.
How about 100 by 100 Day or the end of the school year?
click on the link to view/download Compound Word List
I also made up 2 alphabetical word list posters. One is of “most used sight words” and the other pre-primer through 1st grade Dolch words.
They are in convenient paper-size poster format, which is perfect for a mini-anchor chart.
Click on the link to view/download Sight Word Dolch & Word Posters
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