3 steps to sight word fluency.
Not exactly steps..a hop..a skip..and a JUMP!
When teaching my kiddos to read,
I use MANY tools!
Books, whiteboards, markers, pocket charts, flashcards, etc..
But… when teaching sight words
FRY words, Dolch Words etc, etc, etc.
It ALL comes down to this…
IF YOU CANNOT READ SIGHT WORDS,
You WILL NOT read at grade level!
HOW DO WE HELP???
We research. We try. And we try AGAIN!
There are MANY resources on Pinterest
to help you find lists, and lists, and lists of words!
And LOTS of OTHERS!
NOW I know what to teach…
HOW do I Do IT?
Here are your
3 steps to Sight Word FLUENCY!
Each student makes their OWN word cards on colored paper.
(Practice sounding out, spelling, & writing EACH word)
I use 8 – 10 words.
Then they cut them apart.
Find a friend who has a different colored paper.
Both friends turn their word cards face down.
Rock, paper, scissors…winner goes first.
Choose one of YOUR word cards and one of your friends.
READ BOTH CARDS…friends help if needed.
If they match…keep BOTH cards. If not, turn them over and partner’s turn!
Winner has the most matches at the end of time
( or when ALL cards are turned over)
Great PARTNER work!
for my word study WORD WORK.
I make the letter cards and the word cards.
We pocket chart them ( my kiddos like to play SCHOOL during MAY DO time).
One of the Activities is
After MAKING WORDS
Turn them over & MATCH IT!
We also invented
(NOT SPEED RACER!)
I turn them over & as a class,
we read as FAST AS WE CAN!
Word Wall for Sight Word Fluency
They use their whiteboards
and I call OUT…
“I SPY A WORD ON THE WORD WALL that
starts with a “_____” and RHYMES with “____”.
They find it on the all…and write it on their boards.
Sometimes I will change it up with
“A verb that starts with a “__”, etc. etc.
The main theme here is PRACTICE…PRACTICE PRACTICE!
No matter how many “steps” it takes…
they need practice activities & time
to HOP, SKIP, & JUMP into FLUENCY!
ALWAYS begin with BALANCED LITERACY!
And so we begin.
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