8 Ways to Practice Sight Words
Sight Word Search – Let the child select a handful of sight word cards at random and ask them to find them around the house or classroom. (magazines, newspapers, books etc.)
Hide- and-Seek Sight Words – Hide ten-word card and let your child find them and read them to you.
What is on my Back? – Trace a word on your child’s back and see if they know what it is. Take turns with different words.
What is my Color – Have your child write their new sight words using different types of writing tools. They might also want to try writing the letters in different colors.
Cupboard Search – Let your child explore the cupboard or pantry boxes to find sight words. Often the item descriptions, and not the item name, are filled with sight words.
Sing a Song of Sight Words – Practice sight words my replacing them into familiar songs. Familiar songs can include but not be limited to Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Twinkle, Twinkle.
Spill a Sight Word – Put some of the cut-up words into a cup and spill the cup and ask your child to read the words spilled. Extension activity is to use the word in a sentence.
Find the Letter – Place scrabble letters on top of the letters in the sight words. Ask child to say the word, say the letters and restate the word. Ex: Best is spelled B-E-S-T the word is best. Extension activity is to use the word in a sentence.
The more sight words children know, the better readers they become.
Learning occurs in day to day activities. So, look for and create learning opportunities throughout your day. Stay safe and be well.