I believe that the acquisition of reading skills and strategies can be strengthened by the notion that children should read anything and everything.
I know from experience that a print rich environment is important for the emergent reader but providing them with a varied source of written language will set them up to achieve also.
For young learners, a great way to introduce this approach could be to have them search for high frequency words or their own sight words.
I’ve developed a kind of scavenger hut sight word activity using a variety of reading sources.
Laminate a page from a few of these sources and provide enough for each student to use a few in a reading center activity.
Simply laminate and label the pages, provide students with magnifying glasses or pretend glasses and a dry erase marker each.
Students will write their own sight words on the record sheet found in the free file (link below).
They then hunt for the word and record where they found it and how many times they found it.
There is also an alternative page that omits the ‘where’ column.
Students will enjoy hunting for words and they won’t even realize they are forming visual memory of their sight words!
Click here to download your free file.
I hope your students enjoy this sight word activity.
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Shelley- TheWriteStuff says
This is a great post and a wonderful activity that is meaningful to children. It's also a great way to get parents involved. Thank you so much for sharing.
Shelley @ The Perks of Teaching Primary
Thank you! What a super activity!
Julie Goode says
Thank you for the freebie! Great ideas 🙂
The Techie Teacher
Teaching in the Tongass says
This looks like it is an amazing center! Thank you for being so detailed in how you organized it…that will save me a little time!
Teaching in the Tongass
Emma Chichester says
Brilliant idea, will def copy, think the kids r gonna love it 🙂
Dilorom Hushvaktova says
Thank you very much! Wonderful!
Thank you so much for this idea! LOVE IT! And can't wait to put it to good use-my kindergartners always love telling me when they find a sight word in a book they are looking at (even if they can't read the whole book!) Thank you again!
Thank you so much for sharing this file! I appreciate your generosity. 🙂
Just downloaded this yesterday – just the thing Ive been looking for to start the new year with my kinder kiddos. Will be an awesome literacy groups activity.
I love this idea, such a motivating way to get kids into learning their sight words
Allison Anvik says
Love these sight word activities! Such creative ideas and so engaging!
T Bell says
Perfect for homeschoolers too!! Thank you.
I found your blog and I'm so happy I did!!!
THANK YOU 😉
Elementary AMC says
Thank you for sharing this – I am off to find some reading material to get this ready!!
Tina W says
Thank you for this!!! Shared a link to this freebie on my blog http://www.twinkleteaches.blogspot.com
Terri Brown says
Thanks so much for sharing this. I love this idea! I'm going to start rounding things up for next year.
What a fun way to work on recognizing those sight words in a variety of places!
Definitely will need to try this one this year!