Have you ever had a student who could read all of their sight words with 100% accuracy in isolation, but could not read a single word within the context of a story? I’ve certainly had a few of them. Many of these students attended tutoring and learned sight words flash card style. Using flash cards as a tool for learning sight words is fine, but it shouldn’t be the only strategy used.
I wanted to create a more “balanced approach” to teaching sight words, so I came up with this 400+ page resource: Sight Word Fluency Flip Books. These flip books give students practice reading sight words in isolation, within the context of a story, and give them practice using the words in their own writing. I wanted these little books to be super simple for teacher to put together, but very BENEFICIAL for students! These flip books can be used during small group instruction, at Word Work, for homework, or in an RTI setting. These are ideal for kindergarten, first, and second grade students. However, these flip books could be used with ESL students or with struggling 3rd graders.
For this set, I used Fry’s First 100 Words. Here’s a breakdown of the words included and the correlating page numbers:
Students get to “interact” with the sight word in multiple ways. This will better help them develop an understanding of each word’s significance and meaning.
The front cover of the sight word book also acts as an interactive sheet. Students rainbow write the word. This gives students practice seeing, reading, and writing the sight word.
The second sheet is called Spot and Dot It. Students will spot the sight word and dot it with a dauber (or a highlighter will work too). The third sheet is Read and Draw. Students have to read an approachable short text TWO times. Then, they go back and circle the sight word. Afterwards, they have to draw a picture to match the story. This sheet allows students to develop a better understanding of the word because it’s being used repeatedly within the context of a story or letter.
The final page requires students to apply the sight word. They have to write two separate sentences using the sight word. You can grab this Sight Word Fluency Flip Book at my TPT shop! Click below to snatch it up. If you want to “try it before you buy it.” you can download a free book in the Preview!