Sight word fluency practice for your primary classroom. Dolch word phrases broken into colorful lists for fun practice and assessment.
Sight Word Fluency
Do you practice sight words in your primary classroom? Of course, you do! Sight word recognition and fluency is the foundation for reading in your kindergarten and first grade classrooms. Dolch words comprise approximately 60-75% of what is printed in almost any piece of children’s literature. Whether students read words from the word wall, identify sight words in texts, or complete sight word activities, they are continually building their repertoire. Throughout repetition, sight words become automatic. That is why we give students multiple opportunities to practice and interact with the words.
When you present sight words in short sentences rather than in isolation, children are more likely to remember them because they develop an understanding of the word’s significance and meaning. With our fluency phrase cards, students can practice sight words throughout the day in various ways. Here are some ideas for you!
Have a fluency station set up during your literacy centers. You can have the full size reading pages or the cards on a ring inside a fluency tub.
They can use a sand timer to see how many cards they can read in the designated amount of time.
Use the cards during your small-group guided reading. Students quickly flip through the cards at the beginning of your group. This could be great for when you’re not quite to the table yet because a friend needed some help getting to their station. Why does it seem like that happens almost EVERY day??
Students who finish an activity early can grab a fluency sheet and quietly practice without disrupting other working students.
Do you struggle to find activities for your parent volunteers? This is a great option! SO easy to put in a bin for your volunteer to grab and go!
Sight Word Assessment
There are so many options for using this resource for sight word fluency practice, but it can also be used for assessment. Recording sheets and student books are provided to easily track student progress. This assessment is quick and easy and students love keeping track of their mastery as they work through the colored lists.
This resource is great for kindergarten and first grade! Click here:
For first and second grade fluency phrases, click here:
If you are looking for alphabet recognition and fluency activities, check out a similar resource in this blog post: