More Dolch Word Teaching Tips: Dolch Sticks


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Hurry! Let's Make A Sentence!

A fun thing you can do with Dolch words is to print off my labels and press the stickers on large colored Popsicle sticks.

Simply download my template, put a sheet of large Avery (30 on a page) labels in your printer.  (In my HP you put the sheet face down, in my Epson printer it's face up.  Make sure you do a test, so you don't waste labels.) and then click print.

I wanted to use the big labels so that students could easily read them and I could use this cool font by Kevin and Amanda called “Tonight’s The Night. Click on the link to check out their free fonts.

You’ll need to trim the labels down a bit so they fit, but I think it’s worth the effort because they show up nicely.  Press hard so that they will stay put.

Keep the sticks in a cute mug or basket that you can pass around.  Students choose a stick and read their word.  If they can, they stay in the game.  If they can’t, the stick goes back in, and they’re out of the game.

Challenge students to find other children with words that they can team up with to make a phrase or sentence.  See who can make the longest phrase or sentence, using the most words, before the timer goes off.

Students can go to this mug/basket and create sentences and phrases when they are done with other work, or use it as a writing center or Daily 5 activity, and have students choose sticks to make phrases/sentences and then write them on a sheet of paper using correct capitalization and punctuation.

dolch word list, dolch word bingo, dolch word activities, dolch word labelsClick on the link to view/download Dolch Word Labels There are 2 sheets for each Dolch Word List (Pre-Primer through 3rd Grade).  Enjoy! 

If you're looking for more Dolch Word activities, click on the link to zip on over to that section of my site.  The Dolch activities, especially the Dolch word Bingo games, are some of my most popular downloads! You can also scroll down to take a look at that blog article.

Do you have a Dolch Word or Daily 5 activity you can share or another way you used the word sticks?  I’d enjoy hearing from you! or feel free to leave a comment here, especially if you use one of my ideas. Thanks in advance for your time.

dolch word activities, list of dolch words, dolch word sticks, dolch word labels, dolch word gamesThat's it for today. I'm off with my hubby to take a relaxing drive and enjoy all of the beautiful fall colors.  Thanks for visiting.  I hope you can stop by again for another fun teaching idea and FREEBIE.   I try and design new things every day, so do stop by often.   

"The wastebasket is a writer's best friend."  -Isaac Bashevis Singer


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