Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sight Words Part 2

Here is one way that we are using our new word strips {see the post below}.

I pull out 5 words at a time & put them up in an area where they can be seen easily & often....for us that is the fridge. You can decide how many you want to do. I try to get at least one of the more difficult words in each group & then some of the smaller easier words. I was thinking of changing the words every couple of days, but over the weekend we have done new words each day. Kaden is so excited & reminds me every morning that he needs new words.

First thing we did was read the words. Then, I had him write each word in his notebook. {I'll post about his notebook tomorrow!} Then, I have him use two to three of the words in sentences & write them down.

Throughout the day, we stop & read the words. If I notice that Kaden is having a hard time on one word more than others...we spend a little more time talking about that word. We also mix up the order once he has got them down...just to give him a bit more of a challenge & make sure that he is paying attention to each word.

This has been working great for Kaden, so I am going to create something for Preston to use.

2 comments: said...

That is such a great idea! I'm really enjoying your blog. I jsut came across it via a link to your egg carton pumpkins. I'd love to link to them if you didn't mind.

Controlling My Chaos said...

We worked on sight words with our girls too. I have fond memories because they really got into learning them.


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