Make Your Own Sight Word Bingo
The Bingo Card Creator creates a custom set of sight words bingo cards. You can use one (or more) of the existing lists of sight words and/or use your own custom word list. To create your Bingo Cards:
Make Your Own Sight Word Bingo
Create a matrix with five rows and five columns but use sight words instead of numbers. If you have more than one player, create other cards using the same words. Make sure the words are arranged in a different order on the bingo card. If your child is an emergent reader, consider limiting the words to 9 sight words. Create a matrix with three rows and columns. Consider laminating each card so you can use them again.
The bingo cards were created using the following 25 sight words: one, going, by, his, with, she, for, have, went, he, will, they, yes, run, was, big, not, where, no, out, down, of, are, from & little. .
These bingo cards were created using the following 25 sight words: who, her, then, get, away, came, an, could, why, again, first, do, eat, so, saw, what, after, there, make, did, because, all, want, has & when.
These bingo cards were created using the following 25 sight words: be, into, him, saw, your, but, had, if, just, or, that, about, been, some, now, off, those, made, our, their, them, over, very, would & only.
If you are creating your own bingo cards, consider using the first 25 sight words located below in the progressive sight word post. Once your child has mastered these words, proceed to the next list. If your child knows some sight words, identify which ones he cannot automatically recognize and create bingo cards with those words. Using the progressive sight word post below, print out the sight word lists and review the words with your child. If your child is an emergent reader and you want to limit the number of words to nine. Consider using the following 9 sight words which appear frequently in text.
Find and customize one of the thousands of ready-made bingo cards, or use the simple bingo card generator to create your own. Then print as many cards as you need. You can even play virtual bingo using a computer, smartphone or tablet. It's fast and easy.
Enter the bingo title, select the size of your bingo card grid, and type your items into the squares. Whatever items you enter into the squares will be shuffled around when the bingo cards are generated.
By default, when your cards are generated, the items are shuffled over the entire card. In traditional bingo, items are fixed to a certain column (and only shuffled within their respective column). To enable that, check the "Shuffle items only within their column" checkbox.
When you create your card, you can flip over a square to enter a clue/question. Whatever you enter on the back of your square will appear in the call list for your bingo game. For example, to help kids learn animal words, you might put the word "Bear" on the front of the square, and a picture of the bear on the back. When you play the game, the image of the bear will appear in the call list for your students to see. If they recognize the literal word "Bear" on their card, they would mark it.
After generating bingo cards or finding an existing bingo card, enter the number of cards you want to print, and select how many cards you want to print per page. You can print 1, 2 or 4 cards per page. Make sure you switch to landscape print mode on your printer to print 2 cards per page.
Games bring an element of fun and playfulness to learning. Since many of these games ask for sight word playing cards, make your own using index cards or download free printable cards here for the Dolch list and here for the Fry list.
Scavenger HuntMake a list of sight words and a corresponding sticky note for each word on the list. Have your child find the sticky note somewhere in your house and match the word with the corresponding word on the master list.
Printable Leveled Booklets These are short, printable books that you can download for free or for a small price that are text controlled. In other words, you can choose the appropriate reading level with what specific sight words your child needs to learn.
First let's define what sight words are. Sight words are defined by your child. His sight words are the words that he can already recognize by sight without using any specific strategies. That's not usually how the term is used, though. Just to confuse you, when you see lists of sight words what you are usually seeing are lists of high frequency words or Dolch Words. Edward William Dolch first compiled the full list and broke it down into five levels for children to learn by sight. They are a list of 220 words that are used so often in print that together they make up an estimated 75% of all words used in books. Some of the words cannot be decoded using conventional strategies so memorizing them until they are known by sight is beneficial.
You might think that these words are so common that kids would just learn them organically through reading and other everyday print. But many of the words also defy standard phonetic conventions, meaning they are impossible to sound out. They are often also difficult to illustrate, so children can't use illustrations in picture books to make a deeper connection to these words. Can you illustrate "is" or "it?" Me neither.
Working hard to learn these words by sight (memorizing) pays off. It allows kids to free up cognitive resources so they can focus on the tougher words that require strong decoding skills. They are also able to understand the majority of the text if those decoding skills fail. There is more to why sight words are important than just simply the mechanics of reading; they are also fantastic confidence boosters. One of my educational philosophies is to build children's confidence up and then present an attainable challenge. Sight-word knowledge provides a scaffold of understanding and confidence for new readers who need to use all the other tools in their tool box to complete the job at hand: reading with understanding.
Of all the various reading strategies, I find working on sight words to be the easiest for parents to get involved in. If you aren't sure which words to work on with your children, you can check with their classroom teacher or find the Dolch word lists here.
Write sight words on index cards, and hide them around the house. Set the timer and give your child two minutes to find as many sight words as he can. At the end of the two minutes, have him read the list to you. He gets one point for every correct word. Repeat, challenging him to break his own record.
Using index cards, write out pairs of sight words and place them facedown on a table. Take turns flipping over the cards and reading the words. If you make a match, you keep the cards. The person with the most cards when they are all turned over wins.
Make a word wall with a large piece of butcher paper. Start with two words, adding a new one daily. Have your child read the whole list every mealtime. If she has trouble with the list, do not add more words until she can read them without trouble.
Early readers benefit from lots of practice reading common sight words. This Sight Word Bingo Free Printable is a fun way for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to have fun practicing sight words! There are two levels in this sight word bingo. Just print the gameboards, word tiles, and grab markers like candy, buttons, or pompoms. Simply print pdf file with sight word bingo printable and you are ready for a fun sight words activity.
There are 2 sets to choose from in the sight word bingo printable pdf. Each set includes calling cards and five sight words bingo free printable mats. Print the pages in color and laminate for extra durability if you like.
There are 5 different mats for each sight words bingo printable level (each set contains 25 commonly used sight words). You can trade off so that your child becomes confident finding the words and reading the words. My son & I had lots of fun playing this game together. It made a HUGE difference in his readying & writing!
No matter whether kindergarten children will be learning in person, online, or a hybrid of the two, parents and teachers are still focused on ensuring their emerging readers develop a love for reading while learning to read effectively and efficiently. One critical skill that children need in order to build solid foundational reading skills is sight word recognition.
When we teach children to read, we are basically helping them to crack a code. Children learn to hear and say the sounds of the alphabet and then how to blend those sounds to make words. These sounds usually follow basic spelling rules or phonetic principles, but there are some words that did not follow rules. These words are called sight words.
Most sight words cannot be decoded or sounded out, and they are also difficult to represent with a picture. As a result, children must learn to recognize these words automatically, or at first sight. Children who are able to quickly and instantly recognize sight words are more likely to become more fluent readers who read at a good speed because they are not stopping to try to decode every word. When children recognize sight words within three seconds, they are also more likely to comprehend what they are reading. Children who are able to instantly recognize sight words are more likely to be confident readers because over 50-70 percent of the general English text is made up of sight words.
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