One of my favorite ways to keep students engaged in meaningful activities, especially during testing season and other busy times of the year, is using sight word printables. Students can get the repetition they need to master sight words with fun and engaging activities, like the sight word rainbow writing worksheet I’m going to share with you today. Keep reading for a free rainbow writing template for sight word practice!
Sight Word Rainbow Writing with a Twist!
I wanted to share with you an activity that I have my students work on at my writing center during testing. It is Sight Word Rainbow Writing, but with a twist! They not only rainbow write sight words, but they also practice writing the sight words on a rainbow using the different colors of the rainbow! It has been a huge hit and very effective!
I promise it is much easier and much more fun than it sounds!
The best part of all is that you get to choose the sight word you want your students to work on. This activity is completely EDITABLE and allows you to type the sight word of your choice right into the worksheet before you print!
Sight Word Rainbow Writing: Step by Step
First, students rainbow write the sight word using crayons on each cloud and in the corner of the worksheet.
Then, they write the sight word on each row of the rainbow using the correct color. This is also a great way for students to practice the order of the colors in the rainbow!
When they are finished with this worksheet, their writing looks like a rainbow! Your students will be so excited to see the colorful final product of this sight word practice activity.
Once students understand the directions of this activity, this can be a great self-directed seatwork activity. This means it’s perfect for centers, morning work, homework, and more! This is why these sight word practice activities are a great choice for keeping students quietly engaged in learning activities at their seats.
Free Rainbow Writing Download
Here is a FREE sight word rainbow writing template for the word “like.” Just click on the picture below to grab this FREEBIE! This is a great way to try out this activity with your students before downloading a complete set of rainbow writing templates. (I’m sure your students will love it!)
Sight Word Rainbow Writing Printable Templates
Once you’ve tried out this rainbow writing activity and seen how much students enjoy it, you can use my editable rainbow writing template to create endless printables for your class! This rainbow writing download comes with 50 pre-made worksheets for print and go sight word practice. If you’d prefer to customize these worksheets for other words, this resource also comes with an editable template that you can use to create any rainbow writing worksheets you’d like!
More Sight Word Practice Ideas
I hope that sight word rainbow writing is well-received in your classroom! If you’d like even more fun sight word printables to use in your classroom, check out my post with seven sight word practice ideas! You might also like my post with other fun tips for teaching sight words.
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