Sight words are the most frequently used words in the English language. Many of these words do not follow decoding rules and, therefore, cannot be sounded out. Students who are able to learn these words by sight will establish a good foundation for beginning reading and writing skills. We will practice these words in school through classwork, reading practice and homework.
Suggestions for creative ways to practice sight words with your child:*Write your words in shaving cream on the bathroom wall during bath time.*Write your words in sidewalk chalk outside.*Shape your words in cheerios or raisins. Enjoy eating each word after you’ve spelled it correctly.*Write your words on the sidewalk with a paintbrush and water.*Dump sugar onto a big plate. Write your words in the sugar with your finger.*Write your words in glitter glue.*Write your words with rainbow colors (using markers.)*Write your words on a dry erase board.*Write your words on a Magna Doodle or Etch-a-Sketch.*Mold your words using play-dough.*Type your words in fancy letters on the computer.*Spell your words from letters cut out of magazines.*Make up a cheer for each word.