I have to tell you that I have a love/hate relationship with sight words. I love to watch my students learn so many in one year (most if them). I love all of the different activities you can do to help students learn them. I hate when a student can read the word in isolation and then once you put it in a sentence, they give you a look like it’s a word from outer space. I hate that many of the spelling patterns make no phonetic sense.
Anywho, it is my job to teach them and I do. I introduce five words a week as a class, but each students works with their own list during Daily 5. You can read more about how they are individualized here.
It worked great last year, and now I am adding a fluency piece.
I made fluency strips that coordinate with the sight word lists that each student has in their Daily 5 box.
I hang these in my classroom for them to practice. Students have the option to grab a set during read to self or read to someone time.
I also wanted something they could practice at home or as an early finisher activity. So I took those same phrases and put them all on one page for them to read.
If you are interested in my sight words individualized program, you can find it on my website or my TPT store.