Thursday, March 28, 2019

Simple, No Prep Sight Word Game for Word Work

Looking for a new way to practice sight words? Today I'm sharing with you a one of my favorite sight word games that my students LOVE! Bonus: It's a NO PREP, easy to implement game!
This game is called Guess My Sight Word and works best if you have a classroom word wall filled with sight words. You could also have students use a printable word wall if you don't have one hanging in your room.

I teach this game whole group first, but once students get the hang of it they can play in pairs. First, choose a sight word on the board and write 3-5 clues about the sight word. See example clues below for the sight word think. (Grab the free download here)
To start, I tell students that my sight word is any word on the word wall. They love to try to read my mind think, and they it's silly because there are so many to choose from! Students will write down a guess next to #1 on a post-it note, index card, or paper.

Then I give the 2nd clue. As students hear the next clue, they should be able to make a more accurate guess. After each clue, give students a chance to write down their next guess. After the final clue, students can make their most accurate guess.

Below is a sample list of guesses a student might make given the clues above.
This is a fun game to play during word work, and once students get the hang of it, they're able to play in partners or small groups. I also love to use this game when I need random 3-5 minutes time filler!

You can play this game with post-its, index cards, or scraps of paper. However, if you want the free printables for your word work center, just leave click here!

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