Build sight word fluency with this editable set of sight word fluency worksheets! This is an effective resource that you AND your students will love!
Sight words are a vital part of learning to read.
Because they are typically not decodable, sight words need to be memorized.
While memorizing words can be considered easy for some students, it isn’t for all.
Additionally, memorizing sight words can be boring and monotonous. It requires repeated practice.
I wanted to find a way to build in sight word fluency practice without boring my students.
Thus, Sight Word Move & Master Fluency Tables were born!
The Sight Word Fluency Worksheets
Sight Word Move & Master Fluency Tables incorporate 3-5 sight words (it’s up to you!) and physical exercises to foster sight word fluency in a super engaging manner.
The Warm Up
In the warm up, students are introduced to the sight words. Tracking dots are provided so that students can practice one-to-one correspondence while reading the words individually from left to right.
They are also introduced to the exercises that will be used in the fluency table.
All of the exercises can be done seated or standing, it’s up to the teacher!
The Fluency Table
This is where the sight word mastery happens!
The fluency tables include the same sight words and exercises that are in the warm up.
Students “read” the fluency table from left to right.
When students see a sight word, they read it.
When they see a picture that represents an exercise, they do the movement.
This gives their brain a break while getting their body involved. (P.S. I firmly believe in brain breaks, do you?)
After reading the table once through, students color a smiley face. Then, they repeat the activity by reading the table two more times. (There are a total of three smiley faces that need to be colored.)
That’s a LOT of sight word fluency practice on just one page. However, the exercises are so engaging, the students don’t even realize how much they are practicing!
Using YOUR Sight Word List
Did I mention this resource is editable and meant to be used with your sight word list?
Thanks to autofill magic, you type your words on page 9, and 15 different sight word fluency pages will automatically generate!
When you enter your sight words, five different versions of the worksheet will generate. Why?
Well, we already went over how repetitive practice can be boring. However, it is necessary when learning (memorizing) sight words.
Each version will use the same sight words, but will use them in a different order and will incorporate different exercises.
You can use one version at school and send one home for additional practice. With five different versions, you have options!
Differentiating Sight Word Practice
There are three types of worksheets included: fluency tables for 3 words, 4 words, or 5 words. That way, you can scaffold and/or differentiate based on your students’ sight word lists and abilities.
Editing the Sight Word Fluency Worksheets
Watch the video below to see how EASY it is to edit and print these sight word fluency worksheets!
Tips for Using Move & Master Sight Word Fluency Tables
Modeling is Key
I feel like in teaching in general, modeling is always the key.
When building sight word fluency with these sight word activities, modeling is again, the key.
I model during the warm up.
Not only do I model reading the words from left to right and tracking with my finger, I also model the exercises.
After all, I want them done a certain way!
One of my favorite ways to model is by using nonexamples.
First, I show this is how we do it. Then, I show how we do NOT do it. Let them know from the get-go what isn’t acceptable. 😉
Plus, I want them to know what fluent reading sounds like!
During the warm up, we color code our sight words. In a sense, they are highlighting with crayons.
I let my students choose a color for each sight word. (We only use light colors, of course.)
After coloring the warm up, students color code the sight words in the fluency table.
This helps expose them to the word and familiarize themselves with the table as they find the sight word in there.
What Other Teachers are Saying About these Sight Word Fluency Worksheets
Well, don’t just take my word for it! Look what other teachers are saying about the best sight word fluency worksheets of all time!
I LOVE this!!! My kids are rocking our bi-monthly district sight word test and I have a sneaky feeling this fun activity is why!! 🙂 Thanks so much for making this an editable product! -Rebecca S.
My emergent readers absolutely LOVE this resource. They love the silly movements that are part of the worksheet, and this makes them excited whenever I pull out this particular activity. Additionally, it truly makes them more comfortable with their sight words – I’ve seen a huge improvement in their ability to recognize their words effortlessly after using these sheets! A huge win-win for all! – Chelsea P.
My special needs kids just love these! What a great way to break up the monotony of reading words. They even love practicing them on their own. For a group of kids who needs repetition, these fluency sheets are a wonderful resource. -Teacher
You can find this editable set of Sight Word Move & Master Fluency Tables by clicking here or on the picture below.
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