Thursday, October 13, 2011

Roll A Sight Word

For the past four years, I have used Daily 5 as part of my literacy system. It is always challenging for kindergartners because five year olds usually do not have a lot of "skills" under their belt yet.
 My Daily 5 Pocket Chart

The pocket chart shows which options are available to my students during Daily 5.  We currently have 2 rounds of Daily 5 which last about 20 minutes.  Students complete Independent Reading first thing in the morning.

One of the options that I use during Word Work is Roll A Sight Word.   

Roll A Sight Word

Who doesn't love dice?

During this activity students can practice their sight words by rolling the dice and writing the sight word based on their roll. I like that I can accommodate this activity based on our learning and/or student need.

Would you like your own copy?  I have left it as a PowerPoint document so that you may change the words to fit the needs of your students.

This download is only intended for classroom or home use. It is not intended to be sold, reproduced or duplicated.  

Enjoy!  
Happy Learning and Teaching!


45 comments:

  1. It worked like a charm! Not sure why that is my new (very old lady-ish) expression. This will work wonderfully into my classroom... Thank you!!!

    Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

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  2. Thank you for sharing! I am working with the Daily 5 for the first time this year and am looking for ideas that my kindergarteners can do independently. This will work great! Thank you so much for leaving it editable so we can change it throughout the year.
    Kari :)

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  3. Mrs. Parker,
    Thank you for sharing this. I am always looking for new things to add to my word work rotation. I noticed that you mentioned lite brite. A para at my school mentioned an autistic student that loves the lite brite but she was running out of patterns. Do you make you own? Thanks! Liz

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  4. My kinders were using the lite brite to build fine motor skills. Essentially many just liked to place the lites on and turn the light on. Silly, I know but many have never used it so they like it.

    I have used it in the past as a word work center. I cut out construction paper to fit and wrote the sight words on it. My former student who was autistic liked it. I made multiple copies of the words he knew so that he had lots of practice pages.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this! I am going to use it 2 ways- keep the original for sight words and then change the top to read "Roll a Letter" and program it for letters the kids are struggling with!

    Thanks again!

    ~ Amy

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  6. I've use roll a sight word before but never with dice. I love it! Thank you!

    Diana
    coleslittlepups.blogspot.com

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  7. Works great! Thanks! I think this will be fun!

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  8. THANK YOU! Everything worked and I printed it with my changes--perfect!

    ReadWriteSing

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  9. This is wonderful! I play a similar game with my students, but I have always just written sight words on little wooden blocks/cubes and they roll a word and write it on scrap paper. This is much cuter and now I can just use regular dice! I really appreciate you giving us the template so we can adapt it to the sight words we are studying and even differentiate it to use more difficult words for some students. Thank you!
    ~Meredith
    Keen on Kindergarten

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing! This is going to work wonderfully! I am going to use it ASAP!
    Thanks!
    -Sara

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  11. Thanks!!! It worked great. I made sight word dice games for th next three months!
    Tonia
    Tvento1313@msn.com

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  12. Oh my gosh thank you so much!! I LOVE this idea. I am implemting the Daily 5 in my kinder classroom for the first time this year and absolutely LOVE it!

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  13. Love this! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Thanks very much! I think this will be very helpful.

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  15. I LOVE this!!! I am going to print it out and use it next week for my centers. I think I'll try the roll a letter also. Great ideas!!!

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  16. Truly amazing! Teaching brand new in a transitional kindergarten class this year I'm always looking for new ideas. Thanks!

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  17. Thanks for leaving this as a powerpoint. I can't wait to show this to my kinders! :)

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  18. Thanks for the sheet. I can't wait to use it with my kinders. I feel excited to work with Daily 5. Learning a lot from your blog.

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  19. Thanks so much! I am always on the look out for great things they can do independently!

    Tawnya
    kinderlandfun.blogspot.com

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  20. Thank you for this great freebie! Our students loved it.

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  21. My first grade kiddos loved this! I loved it because every student was able to work independently with success.

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  22. My kiddos are loving this game! I am so thankful that you made it so that I can change the sight words as we get new words!

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  23. Thanks for sharing this game - my kids will love it :)

    Lisa
    stories114.blogspot.com

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  24. I love this game! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I love this and use it in my classroom. I am teaching a (free) staff development for my county to 80 teachers and I am going to (if it is ok) share you printable and link to your site!!!! I know they are going to love it!

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  26. pardon me for missing the obvious but what happens after the student rolls the dice?

    They put a check in the box under the word?

    Thanks and sorry for missing the obvious but just want to make sure. :)

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  27. LOVE it! I changed it up a bit and added our spelling words so that my 1st graders can practice their words a little more. They will enjoy using this activity during centers!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for making it editable. :)

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    1. If they roll a 1 then they write the word that is listed in column 1, if they roll a 2 they write the word that is in row 2. They keep going until the fill up a column...at least that is how I would have my kiddos play it.

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    2. You want them to write the word as many times as possible to help make the learning stick... I hope that helps!

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    3. Thanks, Deedee. That is how we play the game. My kids really love seeing which word fills up first. It has enhanced our word study program.

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  29. Thanks for sharing this idea! I just bought some big dice with pockets from really good stuff, so this is just perfect. I've also just started blogging too. Please check it out: kindergatenkidsatplay.blogspot.com. I have some sight word flash card freebies.

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  30. When I click to download it is a pdf document. What happened?

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    1. I am not sure if this has to do with it being editable and someone else changed the share settings. I will upload it again. Sorry.

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  31. I downloaded it, but I can't edit it. Any ideas? I would love to use it in my classroom.

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    1. I checked the settings and editing is allowed. Please try it again. I hope you'll be able to use it.

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    2. I cannot get it edited either! I love it. Any ideas?

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  32. Great idea and I love that you enabled us to change the words as needed! If it helps anyone...when I downloaded it I couldn't change anything. I opened it in power point and then hit "save as.." and saved it under a different name. Then I hit "duplicate slide" under edit and had no problems changing the sight words. Hope that helps!

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  33. this is so great! i teach first grade and it was super easy to add our words for the week! the kiddos are going to love it!

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  34. Thank you for sharing, I was looking for another activity for my reading/writing learning center. :)

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  35. Just came across this. I think is great and can't wait to try it. I had an idea for using it to review word families. You could put the word feature into the text box and then when students rolled they add a word from that word family to the chart.

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  36. Thank you so much :) it looks like a great tool!

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  37. Thank you so much! I appreciate it.

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