Learning sight words doesn’t have to be boring! My students really need to learn new sight words and become more fluent with the ones that they do know. While flashcard practice is one way to learn new words, it does not have to be the only way to practice.
I used circle stickers/ garage sale stickers to write sight words to stick to the bottom of the small rubber ducks. The small rubber ducks came from a party supply store and are non-squeaking, which is important when you give them to second graders. I created a matching game of sight words for students to play with a partner. Having students work together in partners helps them to keep each other accountable to read the word aloud when they turn over a duck to try and find the match. I let the students play to simply match once and then again to match then write the sight word in a sentence, layering the learning.
My students loved this activity and asked to do it again and again!
If you try this in your classroom, I would love to hear how it worked!
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