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Sight Word Hunt - Dolch 2nd Grade

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 2

Practice reading 2nd-grade level sight words from the Dolch high-frequency words list.

Read 2nd Grade Level Sight Words With Ease

Through this activity, students will show ​​they can recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words from the second-grade Dolch words list.

To play, students will read the sight words on their cards and use colored connection cubes to cover the words.

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Challenge fast finishers who already understand the concept to practice using the synonyms in a sentence (orally or written, depending on proficiency).  

Support students who need help understanding the concepts by referring to your Grade 2 word wall cards or anchor chart as a reminder.

Get our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies here! 

One Game = Many Sight Word Activities! 

We created this resource for your reading center as an independent practice activity. We also suggest using it to reinforce your small group and full-class lessons in the following ways: 

🖍️ Draw It!

Use this activity for a formative assessment. Project a game board for your class to see. Have each student pick 3 sight words and write them on a separate sheet of paper. Then, have the students draw a picture for each word, showing they’ve read the word and understand what it is.


Use your game cards to play a game of Blackout BINGO! Print a Dolch Grade 2 Sight Words list as a calling sheet. To play, call off one sight word at a time for students to find on their board. If they have the word they cover it with a connecting cube. The first student to cover all their words wins! You can also play 4 corners for a shorter game. 

🔤 Alphabetical Ordering

After students finish the game, challenge them to put the sight words on their cards alphabetically on a separate sheet of paper.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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