If you're teaching sight words, you know how important it is for beginning readers to learn them. Follow these tips, then select from our wide assortment of sight word activities to keep your students engaged in helpful practice.
1) Show students how a word is used orally before presenting the word in written form. Ask an easy question, such as "What can you put on?" or "What things can be turned on?"
2) Write some of their answers on the board.
Underline the word ON in each sentence. Read the sentences aloud to your students, pausing each time you come to the word ON. Allow them to "read" the word ON.
3) Look at the letters in the new sight word. If students already know OFF, ask them to notice what's the same and what's different about the words. If students know the word NO, point out that the letters are the same, but the order is different.
4) Provide lots of practice.
5) When choosing which sight words to introduce first to your learners, think about which ones are easiest to learn. Dolch nouns often work well because students can easily understand their meaning.
6) Teach sight words when kids are using them, or just before introducing a new story that contains them. There's no point in teaching third grade sight words to preschoolers, unless they are trying to read a story or worksheet that uses the words. When you teach new sight words, give kids practice reading them right away.
Bingo Sight Word Games - Printable game cards are ready-to-go! From our sister site, Word-Game-World.com.
Love the Letters! - Three fun activities for partners using any sight words.
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