I have a super simple project for you today. "Searching for Words" is an activity for scanning text for high frequency words. All you need to do is gather a collection of passages and decide on your focus words. I've usually used newspaper or magazine articles, but you could also copy a page from an old textbook or even write up a short passage of your own. Old children's magazines are a great source. Public libraries often sell or give away discarded copies. Once you have your text selected, look through it to find 3 different sight words that are used multiple times.
1. Print the form below on cardstock.
2. Select the text you'll use and glue it the form.
3. Fill in the 3 target words in the form at the bottom.
5. Put a set of these in a center with wipe-off fine-line markers.
That's it! Sight word and tallying practice in one! And easy, right?
Here's a completed sample.
And here's the form you'll be printing. Click on it to get it from Google Docs!
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