February 14, 2017

Sight Word Books for Pre-Primer Dolch Words with a FREEBIE

Sight words are an important skill for students to master. If students are able to recognize many sight words while reading, it can help aide in their comprehension and build confidence. In Kindergarten, students are still learning how to decode words, but if they can recognize some of the words on the page already, they will feel like they are readers! These sight word books are a great way to help students learn how to become readers. 
I like to use these sight word stories in small group to work on the focus sight word(s) of the week. We practice with this book for a few minutes each day of small group. This Sight Word Stories bundle includes 40 books to work on the words from the Dolch Pre-Primer List. I've included a 5 day lesson plan in this bundle to give you an idea of how to use these stories. You can also combine the lessons and do a few lessons in 1 day.
Each book has 4 pages of simple sentences. The sentences are repetitive with only 1 or 2 words changing, therefore students can start to predict the text. This also helps build in confidence in reading! Students can use the picture clues to help them figure out the tougher words. We read this book all week doing choral reading, partner reading, and independent reading. For added fun, have students highlight the sight word on each page.
At the end of each book is an interactive page where students can color, trace, and build the sight word. I like to let students use skinny markers to trace the words because it writes similar to a pencil, but is more exciting!
To save on printing, each page has 4 books. After the week is over, I let students take the book home to read to their families or put in their book box for read to self/read to a partner. They love having a book of their own! You can find these sight word books in my TPT store here.
If you'd like to try a FREE sample of the "see" book, you can find it in my TPT store here.