SnapWords® 306 Center Kit


The SnapWords® Essentials Collection

Make learning sight words fun and broaden your impact with the SnapWords® 306 Independent Center Kit. This self-sustaining center empowers students to practice at their own pace and learn with partners for support and accountability. Its unique setup including cue cards and reading phones allows you to monitor progress – while teaching small groups.

Trusted by thousands of teachers worldwide, SnapWords® is a go-to resources for right-brained, kinesthetic, and visual learners.

SnapWords® uses pictures embedded into words, actions, and stories to help cement the word in to a child’s memory – no matter their learning style.

This kit is designed to be paired with the 306 SnapWords® Essentials Kit but it can be used on its own to teach sight word recognition. This center offers differentiated experiences for your students – and will lead to reading success for all your learners.

This Center Kit includes:

  • 342 SnapWords® sight words – child-size cards (4.25” x 2.75”) are laminated for durability, color-coded by level, and hole punched to secure with metal rings (6 included)
  • Includes the most frequently used words from SnapWords® List A, List B, List C, List D, List E, and List Numbers, Colors, Days, Months, & Seasons
  • 3 copies of the Sight Words in Sentences book – perfect for practicing reading SnapWords in context
  • 6 two-sided Activity Cards – one side features instructions for teachers, on the other easy steps for children (includes 3 plastic stands)
  • Reading Phones enable children to hear their sounds and words while practicing
  • Includes 220 Dolch, 218 Fry, and 231 Fountas and Pinnell words
More Detail:

SnapWords® are an effective learn-to-read strategy for children with unique learning abilities such as ADHD, Down syndrome, dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s, auditory processing, and others. Do you teach English language learners? Our customers have found success using SnapWords®.

SnapWords® are organized by skill level, not grade level - and are designed for preschool through third grade. 

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SnapWords® Lists
306 Kit Plain Word Wall Words
SnapWords® tracking charts
Achievement Certificates
Activities for teaching SnapWords® 
SnapWords® contents Dolch, Fry, Fountas & Pinnell
SnapWords® Center Kit Quick Start Guide

How to Use the 306 SnapWords® Center Kit

"I am so excited to present our SnapWords® Independent Sight Words Centers! These are powerhouse kits that will create instant Teacher Bliss! When you get your hands on a Kit, you will be able to easily structure an independent sight word center with all the tools that will allow you to run it from across the room while you are teaching a different reading group.

The Center Kits will work for you because once you introduce sight words, using the 306 SnapWords® Teaching Cards, you will assign Sight Word Activity Cards to each pair of students and each set of partners will work on their own level, at their own pace. The way this Kit is designed will allow you to train your kiddos on how to use the center and then it will pretty much run itself - with students reporting to you on their progress through the Lists of SnapWords.® The review and practice of sight words will be totally student-driven, which empowers and engages kids in learning."

Sarah Major


A. Begin with SnapWords® Center Cards.

Separate them into levels (refer to the colored, numbered dots in the lower corner of each card) and fasten each level with a book ring (included in the kit). You will ring the cards that you are teaching or have taught so the students can review and practice with a partner in the center.

B. Choose partners for students.

The center will have six children, each paired with a partner. It is possible to accommodate 8 children, but it might be crowded.

C. Locate your activity cards and plastic stands.

One side has instructions for the teacher and the other side has some basic instructions for the students. Be sure and run through the activities with the kids before turning them loose at the center!

There are six activity cards provided:
1. Learn Picture Words - one level at a time
2. Learn Plain Words for the same level (repeat these two steps for all 5 levels in the target List
3. Practice 5 Levels of one List (A, B, C, etc.)
4. Peer Pre-Check - Students will listen to each other read one whole List of plain words
5. Peer Practice Reading - Using the pages of Sight Words in Sentences (provided) take turns reading the sections that match the colored dots on the SnapWords® Center Cards.
6. Peer Reading Check - Children take turns reading the corresponding pages in Sight Words in Sentences, noting problem areas and then report to you how their partner did. If they need to, they will go back to revisit the SnapWords® pictures and then plain words again.
D. Introduce SnapWords® a Level at a time 

to your whole class using SnapWords® Mini-Lessons (in the 607 SnapWords® Teaching Kit). As you teach Levels of SnapWords® to your whole class, children will practice with their partner in the Sight Word Center. Just follow the sequence in SnapWords® Mini-Lessons and if some children learn the words very quickly, encourage them move on independently in the Center.

E. Use Sight Words in Sentences. 

Two of the activity cards will involve Sight Words in Sentences. This book will help partners practice reading for fluency. Then it will serve as a pre-test resource as the partners check each other's readiness for passing up to the next level of SnapWords®. Students will report to you as they feel their partner is ready for you to test him/her.

F. Use the Reading Phones

These are provided in the Kit and are sound amplification devices that serve several purposes in the Independent Sight Word Center.

1. The child who is reading will hold and use the reading phone, which will help him/her focus on reading.
2. You may do a quick visual scan to see who is reading and who is listening. The reading phone will be your signal as to which child is reading and which is listening.
3. The reading phone is useful because it will amplify the child's voice and keep the focus directly on the content he/she is reading.
4. Because they are focusing on the sound of their own voice, children who read with the reading phone will be able to pay close attention to the individual sounds in words and to reading fluency. Share with them that fluency is their goal as they read Sight Words in Sentences.
5. Children will be able to read more quietly because they will be able to better hear their own voice as they read.
6. Having the child who is reading hold an reading phone will keep his/her hand busy and keep the focus on their task of reading and listening. For Kinesthetic learners, this detail is important because where their hands are, so is their focus.
G. Assess each child

once they have had time to practice and once their partner has reported that they know their List of words. Use our TRACKING SHEETS on a clipboard for a handy recording/reporting tool or simply listen to the child reading the appropriate section of Sight Words in Sentences and make informal notes about the child's reading habits. Does he stumble over particular words? Revisit the picture cards. Use our printable CERTIFICATES to reward each child as he/she finishes a List of SnapWords®!

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