Sight words – Animal Crossing Edition
Sight words – A classroom additive
Print each page, matching the colors together, and glue them back to back. Cut out and laminate or print on stiff paper.
Then make via construction paper, a make shift Gatchapon machine as illustrated in the picture below. Obviously, you are not regulated to a Gatchapon machine, feel free to make your own thing!
Recently, I was tasked to create a thing to display “Sight words” for elementary school.
“Sight words are to build speed and fluency when reading. Accuracy, speed, and fluency in reading increase reading comprehension. The sight words are a collection of words that a child should learn to recognize without sounding out the letters. The sight words are both common, frequently used words and foundational words that a child can use to build a vocabulary. Combining sight words with phonics instruction increases a child’s speed and fluency in reading.” – sightwords.com
Originally, the idea was to build a tree with branching words or perhaps bricks to build a house. So, in my typical fashion, I made something completely different and that took way too much time.
The idea is once the kids start recognizing the words they will put it in the Gatchapon machine. Or the reverse depending on what you decide to do.
On the right is what we have done in our classroom.
I used the Animal Crossing characters as they are cute, almost uniform in design, and very popular currently in my school. Plus, I am sure there is an actual Animal Crossing Gatchapon machine somewhere out there.
I used a variety of programs to design the capsules, so I only can offer the PDFs and JPGs. You should be able to print A side and B side and have them line up correctly back to back.
To see a plain text version of the words and their translations click here or scroll down.
Words and translations
are ＝（“equal sign”）