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Sight Word Activities

Our second RtI cycle of the year has begun.  One of my groups is a Tier II group of first graders.  They have really come along this year, but these students were placed into tier II as they just weren't quite where we want them to be at this point in the year.  At our school, we try to catch and intervene at an early stage.  

This one particular group has been doing some quick practices on sight words.  We go through our sight word slides on the SmartBoard trying to get them to be automatic and quick.

Dolch Pre-Primer Sight Words

Dolch Primer Sight Words

I have several different ways of helping the students become automatic with their sight words.  One of them we used today- sight word stickers!

I have noticed that some of the students had particular trouble with one or two words each time.  So those words became their sticker words...I wrote their target word on a label that I had cut in half and stuck it right below their hand.  I didn't want to write on their hand- some parents frown on that!  And I placed the sticker below the hand so they could still wash their hands if they were so inclined to do so.  Please, please let's wash those hands!!

After they practiced their words on the Smartboard, got their sight word sticker on, they got out their familiar read baskets and went to work reading. By having the sticker on this side of their hands, students could see them as they read.  They they could use the sticker to help them as they read.  It was fun to see them notice their word in their books.  :)

As students went through their day, they could read their sticker words to their friends and teachers.  Just a quick way to get that word to stick by seeing and reading it over and over and over!


  1. Ahh! I love it! Kids love stickers. What a great idea. :)

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  2. Kids and stickers get along so well! I can just imagine how this little trick helps them pay more attention to those words that stump them. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. I love that idea and that's exactly what I need right now. Thanks, Lori!
    Grade ONEderful
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  4. Love this idea!! I tried it yesterday and was so excited to try it, but it didn't work with kindergartners. They were more into playing with the sticker than reading their book and finding the word. There were stickers on noses, foreheads, the table, everywhere but on their wrist. :)

  5. Thanks Erica! Kids do love stickers. :)

  6. Thank you, Maria! The kids like it and of course they like stickers.

  7. You are right, Tammy- kids do love their stickers! A little bit of practice and then most knew their word the next day.

  8. That is great Barbara-thanks! I hope it helps. :)

  9. Thanks so much, Sandi! Easy to do!

  10. Uh oh, Lee Ann! For some of my little ones, I have to have a talk about where the stickers are allowed to be and that they aren't to be removed if they are for teaching. Hope it works for you next time if you try it again. :)

  11. My groups of kindergartners that are more mature did fine with the stickers. However, my group of very young kinder kiddos were the ones who just had to play, even after I explained the rules about the stickers.


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