• Popcorn Word Chants!

    Word chants are a great way to review Popcorn Words (or Sight Words) and their spellings. Try to pick one chant a day and work on five words. Keep a list of all the words you chant and see how many days it takes you to chant all of the words on the list and then start over.

    Clap:

    Clap each letter.

    Stomp:

    Stomp each letter.

    Dribble and Shoot:

    Dribble the letters and shoot the word.

    Nose:

    Hold your nose and spell it.

    Mouse:

    squeaky voice with hands curled up by face.

    Robot:

    in robotic voice with arms moving back and forth

    Chicken:

    arms folded up to make wings and head moving forward

    Cheer It:

    Like a cheerleader, alternate arms and shoot into the air.

    Volcano:

    Start out as a whisper, get louder with each letter, and explode

    when you say the last letter.

    Frog Jumps:

    Start standing up, as you sat each letter crouch down a little

    farther, jump into the air at the end as you say the word.

    Jumping Jacks:

    One letter for each movement.

    Motorcycle:

    Hang on to ‘handlebars’ and pretend that you are doing

    wheelies!

    Push-ups:

    One push up for every letter

    Pat:

    Pat your head for tall letters, tummy for short letters and knees for

    letters that go below the line.

    Box It:

    Pretend to be a boxer and spell.

    Marshmallow clap:

    Almost clap, but stop before your hands touch. Say

    each letter.

    Batter Up:

    Get into the batting position and swing on each letter.

    SLOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW. Hold the sound of the letter or

    a few seconds like sit... s...............i................t................!

    Toe Touches:

    Cross the midline and touch each opposite toe for each

    letter.

    Frisbee:

    Throw each letter out Frisbee style.

    Imaginary Chalkboard:

    Children pretend a chalkboard is in front of them.

    Write each letter on the chalkboard, making letters large. When you finish

    each word, pretend to erase it.

    Tigger Bounce:

    Bounce up and down for each letter.

    Alligator Clap:

    Open and close arms for each letter.

    Pumping Iron:

    Pretend to lift weights, one rep for each letter.