Monday, August 27, 2012

Sight Word Sign-ins - Free Templates!

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Hello, Everybody!

Most new readers need to read sight words many times to master them. Our challenge as teachers is to keep the practice frequent, diverse, and interesting. Here's one easy way to do just that with your mid-year kindergarteners through early first graders.



https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8LaCTimmHFZano2VlBOSGo4dmM/edit

 

On this set of sign-in sheets, students respond to simple yes/no statements by signing their name. The statements are packed with sight words like have, to, like, can, etc. ... more repetitions=faster mastery! There's a blank template for your own ideas. One easy way to extend this (and to increase the number of sight words used) is to change the statements to questions. For example, a few weeks after using "I like pizza", try using "Do you like to eat pizza with your family?" or "Do you like to eat pizza at school?".

Click on the collage above to download your set.

Happy Teaching!

16 comments:

  1. Super ideas in this set!!! Thanks for sharing...

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  2. You're welcome, Judith! Thanks so much for commenting.
    Linda

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  3. Great idea. Thanks for the b&w copies option!

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    1. You're welcome, Julie! The laminated option is not my favorite on this one... that ink can be a lot to handle when you're a new writer.

      Linda

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  4. Cute idea. I really like your site because I teach K-2 and need a rotating supply of materials when I loop with my kids. I'm your newest follower!

    Lisa
    The Lower Elementary Cottage

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    1. Thanks, Lisa - and thanks also for following!
      My last 10 years in first grade were in a literacy intervention class, so my students basically came to me like mid-year kindergarteners in some aspects. That being said, you will definitely find the grade level range here! :)

      Linda

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  5. I have never seen this, what a wonderful idea!!!
    Thank you for sharing this at TBA and linking up!
    ~Fern
    Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith’s Pinterest Boards!

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  6. I love this. My computer would not open it. Is there any way you would email it to me?

    Jennifer Gorham
    gorham_2@yahoo.com

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  7. Thanks! You also reminded me how I used them in previous years... This year we started a new math series and haven't covered tally marks. When students sign in I have a 3 column chart and write a sentence at the top (like the ones you made) and students use a dry erase marker to put their mark down. Unfortunately I feel like I run out of sentence ideas...these will be great! Thanks again!

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    1. What a great way to practice tally marks - thanks for sharing!

      Linda

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  8. Love this idea for practicing sight words in a practical, meaningful way! Thanks for sharing!
    Michelle

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    1. You're most welcome, Michelle! You never know just what the "hook" will be to help a struggling learner remember a new sight word or two!

      Linda

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  9. Thank you:) This is such a great idea:)

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  10. I always love your stuff, thank you for linking up at TBA, you're my Featured Blogger today!
    Hip, hip,
    hooray!
    ~Fern
    Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith's Pinterest Boards!

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    1. I saw it, Fern, and then it popped up again on my Facebook page, too! Thanks - you're the best!!

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