Ball Words-Revised 6/2017
THIS BEST SELLING SIGHT WORD PROGRAM JUST GOT BETTER!!!
With the NEW Editable PDF version of Ball Words, you enter your list once and it automatically populates all the activities. This editable packet is appropriate for words 6-8 letters long. However, if you need more freedom in creating longer words, I have also included the original, editable Powerpoint file. While a bit more work, that option will allow you to edit the size of the font.
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Motivating Students To Master The First 11 Dolch Word Lists-Meets Common Core Standards
RF.K.3.c: Read common high-frequency words by sight.
RF.1.3.g-Recognize and read grade appropriate irregularly spelled words.
RF.2.3.f-Recongize and read grade appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Motivating Students To Master The First 11 Dolch Word Lists Now Even Easier For You To Edit For Your Own Word Lists
This is the first of 11 sets of ball words (BASEBALL WORDS) used in my class to help students in my classroom master Dolch word lists. Each list is placed on a different type of sports ‘ball.’ Students work their way through each set of ball words by using the activities found here. Once mastered, they receive an official ‘ball champ’ certificate and the next list of ball words to start mastering. It is up to you how and if you reward your students when they master each new list. If you would like, I do have a set of FREE brag tags on my blog that you can use as an incentive. In my classroom, they get their name placed on the BALL CHAMP poster for each level and receive a small token from my treasure box for their hard work.
I love this system because I never have to beg my students to practice their ball words. It is an activity that is chosen above all others if there is free time.
In this first set you will find:
Editable Ball Cards For Making Word Rings-Students use these cards on a ring to practice during reading, rest or free activity time. Make 4-5 sets so that there are plenty available.
*NEW TO THIS VERSION* Black and White Version of The Larger Editable Ball Cards for Making Word Rings.
Editable Ball Cards to be used for your word wall-As the class masters this list of words, they are added to our word wall so that students can reference words they know when writing and so they are readily available for frequent review.
Editable Ball Cards to be used for baseball slap-Lay the balls on the table or floor, a teacher or volunteer calls out a baseball word and students race to cover it with a flyswatter or by tossing a bean bag on it.
Editable Ball cards for use in Batter Up Game
*NEW TO THIS VERSION* Editable Dough Cards
Editable Ball cards for use in You’re Out Ball Game
Editable Ball cards to be used for Baseball Memory-This can be played on a table or in a small Target Dollar Bin pocket chart.
Editable Small baseball word cards for use in Ball Words In A Bottle with recording sheet.-Students move the bottle around to ‘spy’ baseball words and record the ones they see.
An Editable Baseball I-Spy with recording sheet-Students search for hidden Dolch 1 or you List 1 words. When they find them, they write them on the recording sheet and read them to a partner.
Editable Baseball Champ Certificate-Print, complete, laminate and present to your students as they pass their baseball word list.
Editable Take home list of baseball words.- Send this home for student to work on with parents.
Progress monitor sheet to track when students pass each level of ball words.
*New Personalized Baseballs that are automatically populated as progress monitoring sheet is input. Can be used for data walls or to post as students master word lists.
*NEW by request: Baseball Champ Mini posters for use as part of your data wall. Students can progress ‘clips’ from one poster to the next as they master word lists.
Please note: making a product editable with Adobe does have it’s limitations. This packet will not accommodate words that are longer than 6- 8 letters long. However, by using the original Editable Powerpoint, longer words are possible.
Please note: this is the first of 11 similar units for studying and mastering sight words.
Check out this blog post to learn more about this system:
Finding Sight Word Mastery Success with Ball Words
If you have any questions regarding this product, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org