Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Halloween Sight Word Practice

Halloween Sight Word Practice

Add a little Halloween fun to your sight word practice!  Two great stories that use repeated text and high frequency words can be found in the Hameray Publishing catalog.

With repeated sentence structure and picture support for the word that changes in each sentence, Halloween Night is a fun and easy read for your beginning readers. 

If you're looking for a little bit more of a challenge, Joy Cowley's Spooky House is a good choice. Two children approach a haunted house, becoming progressively more frightened as they move deeper into the house.  Finally, they see and hear something that causes them to turn tail and run, all the while convincing themselves that they are very brave.
As you can see, there are many sight words included in both books.  The repetitive text makes it easy for even your approaching level readers to pick up the rhythm of the words.

A fun follow up activity is to play Read-the-Room Halloween Style. 

It's a simple game to play with your whole class, or you can set it up as center.  Simply take the numbered cards and place them around the room.

Place the sight word cards in a pocket chart or display on the board for the children to refer to while they read the room.  They will copy the word onto their answer sheet that complete the sentence on their card as they move from card to card.
You can find this FREE resource by clicking on any of the above pictures of the resource.

So take advantage of the excitement of Halloween and the abundance of great Halloween stories to squeeze in some fun Halloween themed sight word practice!

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