Osmo fans, get ready to jump for joy! I have some fun Fry Sight Words on Osmo to share with you to use on Osmo Words! The best news is… you can grab the activities I created from Osmo for FREE. Let me talk you through how to grab these activities and use them in your classroom.
Customized Activities on Osmo
iFirst, f you are a fan of Osmo Words, I hope you know that you can create customized sight word lists. You can read more about that here! I have tons of sight word activities you can grab for free from their library. Most of my words revolve around Dolch Sight words and match my Sight Word Station activities. We teach all 220 Dolch sight words in K.
What You Need for Osmo
You do need to have an Osmo iPad base ($30) or iPhone ($20) base. They can be found on Osmo’s webite or on Amazon. You will also need word letter pieces. They run around on Osmo’s website in kits or on their own and on Amazon in kits as well.
Fry Sight Words On Osmo
When our students master all their Dolch sight words, we move them onto Fry Lists. This created a small problem for me. My students LOVE playing Osmo Words, but I didn’t have Fry lists on Osmo to play. My solution was to create Fry sight word activities as a form of differentiated activities for my students. Let me show you how I use this to meet all my students need. First, you must go to Osmo’s Website and make a free account.
Add these words to your account. It does not cost any money.
How to Use Fry Games
Now, grab your iPad and download then open the Words app. This is also free. You will have to log into your account as well. Then, go to where the red arrow shows you… Library. This is where you can add certain games to your account or browse for even more premade activities.
Please note, you can have personal accounts or school accounts. The school accounts are amazing for differentiation. I typically use Osmo is small groups and could use this feature. I like that they have ONE 8 digit code you can use. This is so easy to use!
Your Library on Osmo
Here is what your Library screen will look like while in the app. All the activities on the top are installed. The next section is “Mine” which are the ones you have created. Below that is a section titled Featured. If you tap on the activity in one of the bottom two sections, it downloads this into the installed section for you.
Your students will play the activities with a check mark on them. You can select on activity or more than one! The red arrows show you the games selected to be played. To select just tap on that activity. To unselect, just tap on it again.
How to Differentiated with Fry Sight Words
It is easy to differentiated activities using the installed activities on Osmo. First, I divide my students by which sight word list they are working on. My students were either working on Fry 100, Fry 200, Fry 300, or Fry 400. I set an Osmo up at each table since I have 6 Osmo bases. Then, I put the activity those students were working towards mastering on the device they needed to work on. They go to the table I tell them and they play a game with the words they are working on.
Since mastery is important, if my students were working on Fry 300, I could choose if I wanted them to work on Fry 100 and Fry 2oo words as well.
How to Play a Created Activity
Osmo pushed out a great upgrade to the app which is called Adventure. You can not create your own words for this section of the game. Nor can you use the Zen Junior feature. Instead you need to use Verse or Zen, where I have the blue and purple arrows.
Adventure is super cute and fun, so let your students play this another time. It just isn’t for the customized activities.
Now, you students can play the exact game with the exact words they are working on! Since I had 6 tables with different Osmo games going all at the same time, my students were literally ability grouped and had no clue. They were having so much fun learning, they didn’t mind at all.
Fry Games in Action
Lastly, I took a few pictures of these games in action in my classroom.