While interviewing potential principals this summer (more info. to come), I've also been bitten by the The Daily 5 bug. I began reading about it on blogs and seeing pins on Pinterest in April. Now I've read the book, downloaded all the Daily 5 freebies I could find in teacher stores, and am trying to come up with a fun theme to use when I create my posters and Cafe items. Next I will begin to create word work activities and set up a bookshelf with all of the necessary supplies. I really hope I enjoy implementing it in my classroom this year because it's a huge shift from the structured Workshop/Center approach I have been using for the past fourteen years. If you use Daily 5 in your classroom and have any advice, I would greatly appreciate it!
During the first week of school I like to begin working on improving my students' sight word skills. Students at my school are encouraged to know the first one hundred Fry's words when they enter second grade, but I try to get them through as many lists as possible by the end of the year. One fun way to introduce, review, and assess students is by playing Sight Word Bingo.
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Students love playing the game and I love the fact that I can use the boards as assessment forms when we have spent some time practicing the words. I just have students read the words on their boards to me and erase the penciled stars next to the words they have mastered since our introduction. I record the words students still don't know in my anecdotal notes to review/assess during their reading group time and send the game board home with instructions to parents to practice the starred words. This keeps parents informed of their child's progress and gives them an opportunity to play an engaging game at home vs. using flash cards.
If you teach or need to review sight words with your students, check out my Sight Word Bingo games at Teachers Pay Teachers or Teachers Notebook!