1st Grade Word Lists


Cupcake Vowel Words:
Students will be given 10 lists consisting of long and short vowel sight words. All students will begin at the same place but eventually will master each list at their own pace. Every Friday, I will “quiz” each student on their list while checking for fluency and accuracy. If the student has mastered their list, then they will be able to move on and receive a “sprinkle” on their cupcake. However, if students have not yet mastered a list by Friday, they will continue reviewing in class until they do so. For those students who have mastered all 10 lists and have received 10 sprinkles on their cupcake will be invited to a class cupcake party!

Blends Sight Words:
Students will be given 10 lists consisting of commonly used sight words that begin with blends. All students will begin at the same place but eventually will master each list at their own pace. Every Friday, I will “quiz” each student on their list while checking for fluency and accuracy. If the student has mastered their list, then they will be able to move on and receive a “fruit” on their blender. However, if students have not yet mastered a list by Friday, they will continue reviewing in class until they do so. For those students who have mastered all 10 lists and have received all 10 fruits on their blender will be invited to a class smoothie party!

Take Home Sight Words:
Students will be given a booklet with 11 sight word lists to take home. Since these lists will be kept at home until Friday, please make sure to practice and review lists with your child. If your child is ready to test each Friday, please initial the front cover of your child’s booklet under the correct number for each list under the letter “p” (P=parent initial, T=teacher initial). If your child receives my initial, this means they are ready to move on to the next list. Students who are ready to test each Friday need to bring their booklet to school and have a parent initial. Students who forget one or the other will not be tested. To conserve paper, please do not “misplace” booklets. Make sure they are kept in a safe place J