At the beginning of the year I do a variety of one on one assessments with my students so I can get to know them better as a learner and to help me plan my lessons and centers. Sight word assessments are a quick way to figure out which words or word patterns your students are struggling with. In the past I used a paper checklist and either flash cards or just a list of words that my students would read from. When I was finished with all of the sight word assessments I would have to grade the checklists and search through all the papers to figure out which sight words most of the students found challenging.
Not any more!
How I Switched to a Digital Sight Word Assessment Tool:
I have been using Google Forms a lot lately in order to save myself time and to stream line my assessments. That’s why I decided that it was the perfect tool to use for my digital sight word assessments. When I thought about how to set it up, I knew that I wanted my students to have quick access to the words. So I created a Google Slide deck with all of the sight words for students to flip through (like flash cards basically but digital). Then I made a corresponding digital checklist with all of the sight words. As students flips through the words I can use my device to check off when they get the words correct. In the end, the form grades itself! It then produces a graph that will tell me how many students struggled with a particular sight word.
Check out the video to see how it works:
You can check this resource out here —-> Digital Sight Word Assessment Tool
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