Sight Word Chant

One of my most favorite things to teach in Kindergarten is sight words! We practice them forward and backward, inside and out! I love seeing the little light bulbs go off when my students are able to read and write a new sight word!

Last week, my sweet friend Emma shared this pin on her Facebook page and I absolutely adore it! I think it would be a great way to practice reading our new sight words! I've heard many people say they use this chant with their students names too!

It looks like it's from Katie and Company, but after some serious searching, I can't seem to find the original source anywhere! If you know where it is, please tell me!!!

I've re-typed it and added some cute Melonheadz clip art to use in my classroom.
When we learn a new sight word, I will hold up our word and have my students practice reading it in all these ways. This will also be a great chant to say as we transition between reading centers. I am so excited to use this!

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Emma also shared with me two more ways to practice the word! "See it" let's them practice seeing the word in their minds. Have them close their eyes and visualize the word. What a fabulous idea! She also thought of "write it" where you have the kids write the word in the air with their fingers. My kiddos also love to "write" words on the carpet with their finger too.
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Lastly, I had a request to make this into a chant to practice letters instead of words. Great idea too!
{click the image to download this version}


Do you have any fun chants or songs you use to teach your sight words?

21 comments

  1. Printed!! Love it!
    Thank you!

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  2. Thank you! We have been using the Have Fun Teaching videos for the sight words and the kids love them! We also use the "Creative Pen" on our Smartboard to practice writing the words. That is a big hit as well!
    The site below will take you to the videos.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/havefunteaching?feature=watch

    Thanks for the freebie! My class will love it!

    Jackie (Growing Kidlets - msmaughansclass.blogspot.com)

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  3. Thank you for the cute Melonheadz version! Love it.

    I love me some Heidi Songs when learning sight words.


    Christy
    Crayons and Whimsy

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  4. I love Katie & Company! Thanks for sharing this great freebie!
    Amber -kindergarten rocks blog

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  5. I love Katie & Company! Thanks for sharing this great freebie!
    Amber -kindergarten rocks blog

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  6. This is great! We clap and cheer our words, but this rhyme will make it more fun!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa

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  7. This is great. I'm currently tutoring a group of "firsties" with "ants in the pants"! They will love this. Thanks for sharing.

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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  8. Any chance you can replace the word "word" with "letter" for my pre-k's? They would love to do this with letters. They are not quite ready for words just yet! :) It would be so appreciated!

    smontano9@cox.net

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  9. Printed it! Thank you. Love it.

    Kimberley

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  10. Very cute! We have really started working HARD on sight words so maybe this will help to make it a lot more FUN!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I think you should video this activity!!! It would go viral F.A.S.T.!!! love what you do!

    Squirrels
    ☞ Go Nutty With Me ☜
    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  12. Saw this last night, printed it this morning, and did it with my kinders today--they loved it! Thank you!

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  13. Great idea! I have seen the words as a morning greeting with names in the responsive classroom materials.

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  14. Love this! Thanks for sharing! Glad I found your blog- just followed you!

    Kristin
    First Grade Teacher Firsts

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  15. Did this last week with my first grader at home for his spelling words. Really made a difference and he thought it was great!! Thanks so much!

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  16. So perfect! Cannot get enough sight word practice! We have friends reading 97 of our 100 and then ones that are in the 20s. We need lots of different ways to get these words in our brains. Thanks for sharing.

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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  17. Thank you so much! I admit that teaching sight words is not something I typically enjoy doing and I'm always looking for ways to change that. I appreciate you sharing these! :)
    - Kelly Campbell

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  18. Good Afternoon,
    May I use this in the parent newsletter that I send out about reading? The newsletter this quarter focuses on sight words and vocabulary.
    Thank you for any help you can give. I really hope I can use your graphic!

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  19. Thank you so much😊😊I use heidisongs for sight words too! We also put them in a pocket chart and I hide clipart behind the words. Kids take turns reading the word to look if the clipart is behind the word. They love it😊😊

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