Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sight Word Sticker Book


Learning sight words is more fun when you can build up a cool sticker collection too! I created this sight word sticker book to use with some of my students this week, and they have been so much more motivated to read and practice sight words each day!  They love earning Hannah Montana, Easter Bunny, and Cars stickers for words read correctly, and I love that I can see them carrying around their books during reading stations showing off the words they can read and their stickers to their friends!  :)  Makes me a happy teacher.   {Click the picture above to check out the sticker books in my TpT shop.} 

What is your favorite and/or most creative way to teach sight words?  
The first FIVE to comment on this post will get each of the sight word sticker books for free!  

  

50 comments:

Jennifer said...

This looks great!! I create sight word cards for each student that they keep on a ring. They take these rings home each night. We add words to our ring throughout the year.


Jennifer
jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
The First Grade Dream

christine said...

My kinders love to make sight words with play-doh!
kcahcrim@comcast.net

Amanda said...

i have 'words to know' books. there are 6 now. each has two pages of sight words and words that follow along with Saxon phonics rules. students try to read at least one page everytime they read with me. once the book is passed they get a candybar and the whole class claps. :) not as cool as these sticker books.

S. Parker said...

We use HeidiSongs. My kids love it,

Cathy Irwin said...

I love using the different chants to spell out the words!

Cathy I.
mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com

charleen said...

These sticker books look great!
charsom68aol.com

Mandy Anderson said...

I love this idea!! I love to teach it through songs and my kids loving using playdough stamps to learn their words! aanderson2@rock.k12.nc.us

Mandy Anderson said...

I love this.. I use Heidi songs as well!!

Sarah Cooley said...

@ S. Parker--I have heard so many great things about HeidiSongs, but haven't tried it yet! I will have to use it!

Elisabeth said...

To help with sight words I draw a picture and come up with a story that goes with each word. So when students can't remember the word, they look at the picture and hopefully they can recall the story and the word. I blogged about it, check it out if you're interested! :)

Elisabeth
Tales of An Elementary Teacher
eangelakos@gmail.com

Mrs. Lott said...

My kinders love any kind of game that has their sight words in them. Also, they love sight word racers(which I got from someone's blog) and they race the car around to the correct sight word.

That is a great idea to use sticker books! My kids love stickers and will do anything for a sticker!

Amanda
amlott@nppsd.org

Karyn said...

I make games with their words. UNO, memory, etc. they love playing and don't realize they are learning as well!

Kideducator@comcast.net

Jessica said...

I have a jar of popsicle sticks with different movements the kids can do to spell sight words. They LOVE it plus it's engaging and fun!

PS I love the sticker books! Such a great motivator!

jessicarmcclintock@yahoo.com

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Aww, man! I missed it! That's what I get for watching TV!! lol
Looks great!
Jennifer

First Grade Blue SKies

Karen said...

I send home popcorn word bags each Wednesday for parents to practice and initial. Love the sticker book idea!
karen.strawser@sbcglobal.net

Andi said...

Cute idea! I would have LOVED to collect stickers when I was that age {and older!}
~Andi

Maryann said...

What a great idea! I have this on the waiting list to purchase from you and had a question- what kind of paper do you use for each book? Do you laminate each page or just have the list copied for each child depending on the level they are working on and when do you test each child-at the end of each week and then give them a new list?
Mnay thanks for this wonderful idea! I use Heidi's Songs and also the ideas from "growing kinders blog" for sight words!
Thanks! Happy April Fool's DAY!
Maryann
brennemm@carlisleschools.org

sjbjorklund said...

I love this! Great idea! A fun way to teach sight words!

Sjbjorklund@gmail.com

sjbjorklund said...

Great idea ! What a fun way to teach sight words!

Sjbjorklund@gmail.com
Thanks for sharing the idea!
Sarah

Sarah Cooley said...

Thanks for the responses everyone! @ Karen...I would love to hear more about the popcorn bags! That sounds fun! @Maryann...I laminated each page of mine, but I think it would work just as well if you only laminated the front cover. I test to see which list they need first, and we work on filling up one page per week, but if they are able to read each of the words at least 5 times that week correctly, I go ahead and move to the next word list. I hope that helps a little!? :) Happy April Fool's Day to you!!

Amanda said...

oops! i forgot to add my email. repete_21@yahoo.com

aunt shimmy said...

The class plays- "I Have/Who Has game!!!! We also play sight word bingo......I enjoy your posts.. You are awesome!!!! sharon.washington96@yahoo.com

Inspired in Second said...

Oh.My.Word. I love this! Love! I will most definitely be introducing this with my English Language Learners next school year. Thanks for this fantastic idea.
-Amanda (avphilli@gmail.com)
Inspired in Second

Kim said...

Aww, I love this idea! I have put it on my TPT wishlist for next September. I have posted a free pocket word wall on TPT. I'd love to have you check it out: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kimberley-Laflamme

Kim
http://gradeonedoodlebugs-kim.blogspot.ca/

Lovely Nina said...

What a cute idea...I love how this could be used to collect data :)
-Lovely Nina
Lovely Little Learners

Ashley said...

I use a program called Blast Off words to teach sight words. I'll have to scan it sometimes. In any event the words are leveled from A-Z. Each level has 10 words typed on a rocket ship/ space shuttle. Students practice the words at home, and then my aide quizzes them (or teaches the words as necessary) during my whole group language arts time. The kiddos not only have to read the words, but they have to use them in a sentence. Each time they pass a level, I have a sticker chart that we put a sticker on. We keep the students' word lists in a blue blast off words 3-pronged folder. We just add new levels right on top!

Tania Knapp said...

Love this idea! My kids use rings to collect the words they need to learn.
This is a great data tool too!
My Second Sense

Haley said...

Thanks for a fantastic resource! Can't wait to use this next year!

Teaching First Grade in Switzerland

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! Would you be interested in making High frequency word lists from fry's words?
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful resource idea!

Janinedillon@knology.net

Kaylees Education Studio said...

What a great idea for teaching sight words.

lsujenn said...

Jennifer,
You have the documents made and give them the words each week? How many words do you do a week? Are these Dolch words?
I would love to see how you do it. I am looking for a new way to do sight words.
Jennifer

lsujenn44@gmail.com

Christine said...

Oh, my! This is just a FANTASTIC idea! We use the Dolch list too and I seem to have a lot of kiddos struggling this year to learn and retain them. This is so perfect. Thanks so much for the amazing idea!!!

Christine

hoppingintofirstgrade.blogspot.com

Heather's Heart said...

My kiddos love Build a Potato. We use a Mr. Potato Head and a game board I made. Right now we are using the Easter Bunny Potato Head. For each letter(or word) they guess correctly we add a piece to Mr. Potato Head. They go bonkers for this! =)

It is a *freebie* on my blog. I would love for you to come check it out!

Heather
Heather's Heart

Melissa said...

As a new teacher, this is the stuff I love to copy for my own classroom. I'm always looking around for fun was to teach sight words!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Melissa

Melissa said...

As new teacher, this is the kind of tool I will use to review sight words. Thanks so much for sharing! I will definitely have one of these in my classroom, I love this creative idea!

letters numbers and book oh my! said...

Ugh I lost again and I so need this for my kindergartener :(

Tamera said...

Cute idea! Little kids love stickers - what am I talking about? - I have thousands upstairs in my scrapbook room.
:)
Tamera
Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

http://myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com - Stop by sometime!

Tina said...

Sarah, I am just playing hide the sight word egg with my little Lottie and found this post! LOVE this idea...thanks so much for sharing, I am off to your Tpt store :) xx

Anonymous said...

I use vista print to create business cards that list 10-15 words that need to be practiced each quarter. It is a simple way to get my kinder families working on sight words. Soon many great ideas here... I can't wait to try a few ideas during my intervention time.

Catherine said...

Can I please get more info on this?
Catherine32381@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love that idea...

Would love more info about it.

Jill.sigler@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love that idea! If you have that typed i would love to have it!! :)

saaron@aumail.averett.edu

Thanks,
Samantha

Mrs.Capps said...

Sorry if this shows up twice! Having a problem with my phone...hi Sarah I love this idea and your blog!! Our district has been preprimer and primer for a couple years now and next year they are adding an additional 20 words. Is there any way you could add those twenty words after I purchase?! Thanks so much!! Eden_capps@scps.k12.fl.us

Sarah Cooley said...

Eden--absolutely. I do have a few of the Dolch lists beyond primer--after you purchase, you may want to double check to see if your words are already included--but if not, I'd be happy to add those 20 for you. Just email me at scooley2@gmail.com.

Greg said...

My kids love to rainbow write their sight words. I place a list of words and a recording sheet and markers at a table and they read and write the words using markers. I also have the words on the ceiling which they love!

I'm your newest follower! Check out my manly blog if you have a chance!

Greg
Www.kindergartensmorgasboard.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

This is a GREAT idea. I would like to know what type of program do you use to create all your work. I feel that as a bilingual teacher there are not that many resources and ideas like yours. Therefore, I would like to know what software you use so that I can create my own. Thanks in advance.
daysimtz@yahoo.com

Nora Davis said...

This is seriously the greatest sight word idea EVER! (I saw it on Pinterest.) I recreated this with Kindergarten words and gave you all the credit on my blog! :) Thanks for inspiring!!

Kindergarten SuperKids

Kim said...

I'm seeing this post way after the fact, but wanted to share an idea I use, Jackpot for Sight Words! It's a fun game for 2+ players and includes 120 Dolch sight words. The kids love to play!

Jennie B said...

such a good idea!
http://firstgradegrace.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

I RECENTLY RETIRED BUT I HAD A PHOTO WORD WALL. WHEN I CALLED THE ROLL IN THE MORNING, INSTEAD OF SAYING "HERE" THEY WOULD SAY THEIR SIGHT WORD THAT WAS POSTED ON THE FRONT BOARD ALONG WITH THEIR PICTURE. AFTER THEY SAID THEIR SIGHT WORD OUT LOUD, THE REST OF THE CLASS REPEATED THE WORD. I ADDED AN ADDITIONAL SIGHT WORD (FOR EACH CHILD) EVERY 9 WEEKS. AT THE END OF THE YEAR, EACH CHILD HAD 4 WORDS. DURING WRITER'S WORKSHOP,IF A CHILD WAS HAVING TROUBLE SPELLING A SIGHT WORD, THEY COULD EITHER GO UP TO THE PHOTO/WORDWALL OR ASK THE CHILD HOW TO SPELL THE WORD.SUSAN TWIGGS~TAMPA, FL

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