November 18, 2012

Sight Words for 3rd grade??

I am excited to be linking up with Katie from Teacher to the Core.
As a third grade teacher, I haven't really done much with sight words. However, it seems every year I have some students who are coming to be well below grade level and they are missing many sight words. So as I was surfing pinterest (follow me here if you'd like!) I found the most amazing idea from Teach 123... Sight word homework! Think about it. It can be completely differentiated for each students and their needs, plus it requires little class time. I don't know about you, but I feel like I can't fit one.more.thing into our schedule! Kids would be given a list of sight words. We would practice them really quickly at the beginning of our guided reading group and they would be expected to practice the words at home each night. Then, on Friday, I would time each student reading their words and they would graph their time into our data folders (perfect data for RTI). Click the first picture below to read Teach 123's blog post and click the second picture to see the product in her TpT store. 

Please follow the link to Teach 123 and pin her idea from the actual source!

Head on over to TpT to see this product from Teach 123
The other idea I have been in love with since the beginning of summer came from Sarah over at First Grader at Last. Sight word sticker books! Now, I know what you are thinking... sticker books for third graders? Well, probably not although they do LOVE stickers. I am using this idea for my own kindergarten-aged daughter! She has to know 40 sight words by the end of the school year and I thought this would be a fun way to motivate and keep track of her progress! Click on the picture below to see it in her TpT store.

This is why I love stalking reading teacher blogs and obsessing over viewing Pinterest... the ideas are amazing...


  1. I love how you shared ideas you found on Pinterest. It's amazing what we can find there isn't it?

    Surfing to Success

  2. I love your blog - I found you through the Linky Party! I am your newest follower! I LOVE your owls!


  3. Thank you for joining my linky party! You pulled together some amazing resources! I love the sticker book idea!!! My Jackson who is about to turn 6 would love this!