Monday, August 29, 2016

Engaging Sight Words with New Readers

We are only in week 3 of our 2016-2017 school year. My class this year is SO different from last years but I am loving each and every single one of them! They are so sweet and excited about everything this year.

Today when we were practicing sight words. I showed them how important they are to readers. We have learned (been taught) 9 sight words so far. So up on the board I wrote:

I see the yellow cat.

Then we highlighted the sight words (like above) and read the words we knew. We sounded out the last word. Then I pointed out to them that they had just read... not just a word (like in our phonics program) but an ENTIRE sentence. It was adorable their little looks of shock!


So, when I introduced a new way to practice our sight words, they were ALL over it! Here's what I came up with:

Trace, Write, and Build the sight words. They love it and did a fantastic job!

They love tracing the words and getting to put them together like puzzles. I love that their handwriting and fine motor skills are improving.

When I put this out today... it was silent in my room. Yes- 19 Kinders working to the point I could have (literally) heard a pin drop. It was fantastic and amazing!

If you are interested in grabbing it or getting a closer look, check it out!

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