Image of sight words with QR codes

Building Sight Word Fluency Practice

Today I want to talk about all things SIGHT WORDS!  I’m sure you’re like me, and have come to realize that when students can get a handle on sight words and the ability to quickly read the majority of grade-level words, it sure makes everything else a bit easier.  So… I love having a ton of sight word center activities to help students along the way.  I always have such a huge range of students coming into my classroom – from reading like a 2nd grader to only knowing a few sounds – so it’s pretty important for me to have a variety of centers to help students where they are.

Today I’m going to show you two different centers that I know will help!  If you are looking for a year-long word work system, this is what we have used for years, and it WORKS.  You can read about it here.


We all know the basic matching game – but this one is a bit different.  Students will scan the QR code to actually HEAR the sight word.  Then they will need to find the word and match them up.  I have four sets, and they correlate to the Dolche Word Lists.  So it starts with Pre-K words, then K, 1st, and 2nd grade words.  Just print, laminate, and cut.

I like these sets because the students actually hear the words  – it’s like you’re there saying each word for them to find. 🙂

Each set comes with:

  • Task cards with words
  • Task cards with QR Codes (students will use device to scan the QR code)
  • Answer Key so that you can check easily
  • Cover for the plastic bins to house all of the cards

See the words covered in each set below.


Image of sight words with QR codes
Sight word list
Sight word List
Sight word list
Sight word List
coding and sight wrds

Building Sight Words Fluency

Here’s another super fun way for students to build sight word fluency – with BEE BOT Robotics.  Why not introduce students to the word of coding while also practicing sight words?  If you want to read more about Bee bots, check out my blog post HERE.

So with this activity, students will:

  • Scan the QR code on the task card
  • Listen to the word they need to find
  • Find the word on the Bee Bot Mat
  • Program their Bee Bot to get to the word
  • Check their work

I’m serious – kids have never had so much FUN with sight words!

Bee bot robotics
Bee bot robotics
Bee bot robotics

Do you have a unique way of teaching sight words that works for you?  I’d love to hear about it! 🙂

Until next time – 

Shanon Juneau

We Are Better Together