How to create a Google Slides template for sight words with audio.

How to create a Google Slides template for sight words with audio.

Also great for foreign language classes!

Melanie asked me if I had a template for word sort or sight words activities. I did not, and while I was thinking about it, I came to the conclusion that the best option was to create a tutorial and share the links to the files used.

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For the sight words to add audio to.

First, I used the How to Create Stickers with Google Slides template and wrote the words I was going to use. They are made of WordArt, so you can double click on them and change them.

To create more words, simply duplicate any slide you like and edit the word in it.

Once you are done, go to File > Download > PNG image. Repeat for each word.

Create a folder in your Drive and save all your images.


Record your words (I used my phone) and create a folder in your Google Drive for your audio files and save them there. My phone audio format is m4a so I had to convert all the files to mp3. I googled how to do it and found an online converter.

Or you can use Screencastify and click on Download and Export Audio Only. It will download the audio in mp3 format!


Once you have all your images and audio files ready, go to your template, you can use the one you like the most. I went with the Daily Activities template.

Go to Insert > Audio and select your audio file. Right click on the audio icon and select Replace Image > Choose Drive and search for the image that you have created for that word. Resize it and place it. Repeat for each audio file.

And you are done! Now, when your students click on each word, they will hear you say it!

How to Create a Google Slides template for sight words with audio – Video Tutorial

For the word sort template.

I am a Windows user, so I used the snipping tool that comes with it. If you are a Windows user too: write your words in your slide, then just snip, copy and paste them. Once all your words are images, delete the text boxes. Students will be able to drag them and form sentences.

ATTENTION: Remember to set “everyone can view” permissions to the audio files for your students to be able to hear them.

Here is the link to the folder with all the resources used for this tutorial.

ATTENTION GOOGLE SLIDES USERS: PLEASE, DO NOT REQUEST FOR ACCESS. If you are prompted to “Request for access·” (sometimes it happens when you are logged in more than one Google account or when you are logged in a Google for Education account and your IT Admin has blocked the access), you can try again by logging in a personal Gmail account, and signing out of all the other accounts.

The other workaround is for you to download the pptx file, upload it to your Google Drive, and open it as Google Slides.


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