Monday, September 15, 2014

Spotlight on Sight Words: No Power, No Problem!

Last Friday, we experienced a brief power outage at school. However, even a short power outage can severely cramp your lesson-plan style, right? This little activity was a last-minute improvisation to help us spend our power-less time constructively.

Since it was the end of the week, I had several wrap-up activities planned to help review sight words. When the lights went off, we pulled out miniature flashlights and used them to play what I called "Spotlight on Sight Words."

The game was simple: the teacher calls out a word, and students race to "light" up the word somewhere on the rapid word chart. After a few rounds, the students took turns being the teacher as well. They had a blast reviewing their sight words this way, and I didn't feel like the time was a total loss for us. Whew!