Sight Word Games
Place pairs of words face down on the table. The object of the game is to
remember where the like cards are and to pick up matching pairs. Each
player turns over two cards in each turn and reads the words aloud. If they
match, he may keep them. The player with the most pairs wins.
Make 25 squares on a sheet of paper. At the bottom of each square place a
sight vocabulary word. Give the child a number of blank marks. As you call
out a word, the child places a marker on the proper square. When he/she
completes a diagonal, horizontal or vertical row he/she calls out bingo. In
order to win one must read the words in the row, which gave the Bingo.
3. Bean Bag Throw
Mark off different shaped boxes on the floor. Put words or phrases in each
box. Assign points for each box. Thrower gets four beanbags. He/she throws
and gets points for each word or phrase pronounced correctly. Extra points
are given if he/she can make a sentence out of the words.
4. Pick a Card (and variations)
Print sight vocabulary words or phrases on small cards. Write a numerical
value from one to three in a corner on each card, and place the cards face
down on the table. Players (two or more) take turns choosing a card and
reading it. If the player can read the card correctly, he/she keeps it. If
not, it is replaced face down on the table and the next player takes his/her
turn. The winner is the player who has the highest score when all the cards
have been picked.
Place sight words on small cards of uniform size. Include enough words
beginning with the same consonants and blends so that hands of three can be
accumulated. Students must be able to pronounce all words in order to lay
down a book. Otherwise, it is similar to conventional rummy.