This High Frequency Sight Words - Common Core app also includes:
- Graphic Organizer
- Join to access all included materials
In order to become fluent readers, pupils need to be able to recognize many words by sight, rather than sounding everything out. Try out the multitude of words and practice activities provided in this app to help your youngsters improve their reading skills.
The activities are organized by grade level and word list. Each section begins with flashcards of several sets of words. Tap each card to view the word used in a sentence. Exercises begin immediately after the flashcards. The activities that put the words to practice are labeled with a grade in the top right corner. Each group of words has a different focus and asks class members to practice the words in a different way.
Order of Exercises Within App:
- Boxed Words: Looking at the size of each letter and the length each word, fill in the boxes with the appropriate words
- Mixed Up Words: Reorder the letters to spell the words
- Sentence Completion: Choose the correct word and drag it into the empty space in a sentence
- Match and Print: Fill in the boxes and then write out the words
- Sight Word Stories: Complete the stories by dragging the words into the blanks
- Increase sight word recognition
- Improve vocabulary
- Boost comprehension
- Build a bank of known words
- Recognize word by the shapes of their letters
- Teacher guide
- Flashcards of sight words
- 178 Dolch Sight Words
- Several interactive activities grouped by type
- Memory match game
- Crossword puzzle
- PDF printables of flashcards, graphic organizers, and puzzle
- Menu and contents that can be accessed from every page
The app includes activities labeled by grade from pre-k to second grade. An easy way to access the exercises for each grade is to go into the contents and touch the grade you are interested in. Differentiate the material by assigning a grade below or above to particular class members.
Begin by working together with the app. Students will need teacher guidance and modeling the first time they view each of the activities. Start out by practicing with the flashcards as a class and then demonstrate how to complete each activity. If you only have one tablet, work together on all of the activities. This app would be very effective with an interactive whiteboard.
If you have a few tablets for your class, consider centers. Several class members could sit together and work through a few activities side-by-side. You might want to open up the exact page you want them to work on and hand the tablets to each student. If you have a parent volunteer or classroom aide, they could keep and eye on progress. If pupils finish early, they can practice with the flashcards or play the memory game provided at the end.
The thumbnail scrollbar could pose a problem. Since this index shows all of the pages of the app, and users can touch any page to view it, kids will likely want to click through random pages instead of staying where they are. Also, the activities are grouped together by type, and put in order by grade within the type group. Kindergartners might tap ahead a few pages and end up in the second grade.
You cannot choose the words for each section. They are already decided. While more customization options would be beneficial, the app is perfectly useable as is.
Pupils will need modeling and instruction for each activity.
- Includes many words to practice and a variety of ways to practice them
- Exercises are interactive and reinforce the sight words
- The ability to go to any page at any time could cause distraction and confusion
- No customization options