Play Post-It Bingo!
New readers need to develop a “bank” of words that they can read by sight. These are words we use all the time, but which often do not follow basic phonetic rules. Students need frequent practice with sight words so that they can read them instantly, without having to resort to decoding. If flashcards start to seem a little tedious, consider this fresh way to practice sight words to perfection…Bingo!
What You Need:
- pad of Post-It squares (3x3 or smaller)
- set of 9 or 16 sight words to practice, written on index cards (See the list below for ideas)
- one piece of paper per player (Note: Instead of paper, you could simply use a flat surface, such as a cookie sheet or the kitchen table.)
- a set of bingo markers, about 10 per player (plastic chips, bottle caps, paper clips, coins, macaroni, M&Ms... be creative and have fun!