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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