Wordwall - Sightwords
Wordwall is a free resource for teachers to create interactive and printable activities. These can be played on any web-enabled device. Students can play individually or with each other. In this activity, students will be doing interactive sight word activities.
Note: This can be used with Kindergarten- 12th grade for any subject.
- Be able to review sight words by playing interactive games.
Random Wheel: Students will spin the wheel and say the sight word listed. If they said it correctly, they click eliminate, but if said incorrectly they click resume.
Random Cards: Students will click deal and take turns saying the words listed on the cards.
Wordsearch: Students will click on the sight words in the Wordsearch puzzle. If they click on a wrong letter, it will show an X.
Open the Box: Students will click on a box to open. They will read the sight word inside the box.
To prepare for this lesson:
Watch this introduction tutorial for a short overview of Wordwall.
Go to the Wordwall website and click on Sign up to Start Creating. Click on sign in with Google.
Click on Community and in the search bar, type sight word wheel. I chose Random Wheel by Jslaboda2.
Save this link to your Google Classroom if you use GC so the students can practice on their own or with a partner after the initial lesson.
Wordwalls also can be embedded into Schoology. Here is a video tutorial showing how.
See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources.
Directions for this activity:
Have students gather at the carpet and display the big spinning wheel on the Clever touch board or any projection device. Explain that you will draw a stick from the name cup and that student will come up and spin the wheel.
The student who spins the wheel will say the sight word. If they get it correct, you will eliminate it.
You can choose to divide the students into teams and make it more of a game for them. Keep track of points on a white board.
When you have completed all of the words on the wheel, students will independently or with a partner work on the words using activities from the website. Have students log into Google Classroom/Schoology/Other LMS and click on the link you posted.
Students will choose from a variety of activities using those same words that you just reviewed together. Students can choose random cards, wordsearch, or open the box. If they work with a partner, they can hold each other accountable. You could even have them keep score on a little white board.
Different options for assessing the students:
- Check for understanding
Students will get immediate feedback from the teacher if they said the sight word correctly.
MITECS Competencies & ISTE Standards
MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.
1a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
2.b. Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
Devices and Resources
Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad
Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL
App, Extension, or Add-on:
Embedding Wordwalls into Schoology
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
Students will play interactive games while learning their sight words.
This task card was created by Dawn Phillips, Wyoming Public Schools, June 2020.