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 each letter.
Dribble and Shoot:
Dribble the letters and shoot the word.
Hold your nose and spell it.
squeaky voice with hands curled up by face.
in robotic voice with arms moving back and forth
arms folded up to make wings and head moving forward
Like a cheerleader, alternate arms and shoot into the air.
Start out as a whisper, get louder with each letter, and explode
when you say the last letter.
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.
One letter for each movement.
Hang on to ‘handlebars’ and pretend that you are doing
One push up for every letter
Pat your head for tall letters, tummy for short letters and knees for
letters that go below the line.
Pretend to be a boxer and spell.
Almost clap, but stop before your hands touch. Say
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................!
Cross the midline and touch each opposite toe for each
Throw each letter out Frisbee style.
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.
Bounce up and down for each letter.
Open and close arms for each letter.
Pretend to lift weights, one rep for each letter.