I started transitioning to Fry last year when I heard that this was the direction we were going. I even made Fry Fluency Reads that were similar to the Dolch Fluency Reads that I mentioned I was finding much success with. I even decided that I was going to continue using the Dolch reads as it adds more fluency practice...AND when the words overlap in both sets, it's a different practice page. There are NO duplicate reads. You can click the images below to check them out! (And they will be on sale tomorrow--8/22/16)
I keep these as a guided reading warm-up, for book boxes, for homework practice, for one-on-one--they are by far my FAVORITE product I've created to date. (Making Words rank right up there close too!)
After these were created, I got to thinking, I would like to have a check list to progress monitor their sight words...one that I can keep right at my fingertips...or a book that I can use to track their known words. Seeing how I never know exactly what my schedule looks like, or what grades I'm servicing (since I'm Title One now)--I needed something simple for me to manage, something that I could share with co-workers and/or parents.
I shared this with both a first and second grade co-worker who think that they can use what I came up with.
I divided the Fry words into 4 lists. There are 25 words on each list. I often try to fold in 5 new sight words with the words that they already know. I think that arranging it like this will make it easy for me to help monitor their progress. Also, since the sight word fluency reads I've created review previous Fry words, this will go hand in hand!
First, I've taken all the Fry words for the First Two Hundred and put them all on one page for a quick check guide.
|This was the image BEFORE I fixed the word for that is running into my border.|
Maybe this will be an easy way for you to manage as well.
If so, you can click below to grab you a copy of the sets.
Click below for the check list for the First and Second Hundred Fry Words
Click below for the Fry word Booklets.
Tell me in the comments--how do you keep track of your sight words?
Do you use Fry or Dolch?