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Space Theme 1st Grade Sight Words Digital Activity

Learning to read fills children with so much pride and excitement! The smiles on their faces as they begin to find words they recognize in stories is one of my favorite parts of teaching reading. Practicing sight words is an easy way to help readers gain confidence in their reading skills. This Space Theme 1st Grade Sight Words Digital Activity makes practicing sight words fun and engaging for children.

Space Theme 1st Grade Sight Words Digital Activity

Repetition is key for learning sight words, so the more opportunities you can give your child to practice, the better!

What Are Sight Words?

Sight words are words that children can read automatically without needing to use phonics or other strategies to decode.

Learning and mastering sight words helps increase reading fluency! As children begin to quickly recognize and read sight words, they have more time to focus on reading comprehension.

Dolch sight words are popular lists of words that children can practice. There are 220 words in total that make up the dolch word lists ranging from Pre-Primer to 3rd Grade Level.

First grade sight words game being played on a tablet.

How To Teach Sight Words For Kids:

Practice, practice, and more practice is key for learning dolch sight word lists!

The more a child sees sight words and practices them, the more likely they will be to remember and recognize them as they are reading.

That’s one of the reasons this space themed first grade sight word list activity is so awesome! It provides three opportunities on each slide to practice the word.

Playing sight word games is another fun and engaging way to practice sight words. Zingo sight words is one of our favorites to play.

Meet the Sight Words is another great resource geared towards teaching little ones sight words.

digital first grade sight words game free.

How To Use This Sight Word Activity:

Enter your email address below and then check your email for a link to this digital 1st grade sight word list activity.

Open the activity in Google Slides or Seesaw.

If you are using Google Slides, be sure to follow the prompts to “Make a Copy” of the activity.

Once the activity is open, put it into “Edit” mode so that you can interact with the activity.

If you are using Seesaw, use the text tool “T” to drag, drop, and type on the activity.

Each slide provides three chances for your child to practice the word.

First they read the word. If they don’t recognize the word, talk about the letters and practice reading it together.

Next, have your child type the word. Finding the letters on a keyboard can be tricky for some kids since they aren’t in alphabetical order. You can give them hints like what row the letter is in if they are struggling.

Finally, your child will build the word using the rocket ships. They can drag and drop the letters in order into the box. To make it a little easier and narrow the letters down, you can drag over all of the letters of the word in a different order and let them put the letters in the correct order to spell the word.

First grade sight words game with a space theme.

Easy Ways to Extend the Activity

I Spy

Search for the sight words you are practicing in board books and sight word books you have around your home or classroom.

Sight Word Sentences

Create sight word sentences with your child. Can they make up a sentence using the word? Can they make the sentence outer space themed?

Take it Hands-on

Use play dough to create the word or write the word in a salt tray to practice spelling with your finger.

Unique Writing Experiences

the letters if they don’t know how to write them on their own yet.

Sight Word Race

Make flash cards with the words from the second grade sight word list. Carry them in your bag and practice reading them when you have spare time or are out running errands. Make it a game and see how many your child can read in a minute. Can they beat their record next time?

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