In my board, students need to pass the Emergent Literacy test to be allowed to start guided reading.
That means they need to correctly identify at least two sight words from this list of twelve.
So in our emergent guided reading group, I've been playing a slap hands game with our early readers. I show them a few of the sight words, and then we take turns finding and slapping it on the board.
This will end up being a centre game as the year goes on, with the entire pre-primer list included on the next board.