Teacher Review For Sight Words Hangman

Experience the traditional Hangman game in a new way with sight words

Kim P.
Media specialist/librarian
North Fairview Elementary School
Topeka, KS
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I would let kids do this as a free choice activity or in a center to practice reading words. This would be a game that would appeal to young students, probably kindergarten through second grade. It would be a good way for students that need additional practice in identifying sight words to get a new way of seeing and hearing those words.
My Take
"Sight Words Hangman comes with many lists of sight words. Once you have chosen a list, the game pronounces a word for the user to choose out of a list of four words. If you are correct, you go to the next word. If you are wrong, the Hangman game at the top draws in a head, followed by the other traditional pieces of the body in the game. I like this as a center or free time activity, but would not use it as a real teaching tool in my classroom. It would be nice if you could customize lists so students would be working on specific words you need them to focus on. That being said, the game does come with many lists of words, including lists that pertain to particular holidays which kids would enjoy."