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Teach sight words interactively with these five easy mini-lessons. Let me share why, how and what sight words we focused on — that way you get the entire picture.
Sight words are usually words that our kindergarten students will run into over and over and could potentially see them in print dozens of times in a day. Sometimes people call them high-frequency words, popcorn words or even star words.
Because they are reading in kindergarten! Teaching sight words helps them to read more fluently, fluidly and write more efficiently too.
How to Teach Sight Words Let me preface that this is my routine that I planned and then tweaked over the years. It was my goal to teach a sight word each week and I wanted to use repetition to my advantage.
I simply did one of these each day and fell into a Monday-Friday routine. Then you can totally use this strategy to teach sight words.
Simply replace the lyrics of a nursery rhyme or familiar tune with the letters spelling the sight word. Want me to make all of the songs up for you? Check out my sight word songs.
Another option is to create a story for the way the word looks. They are so naughty they should be locked up in jail. That way I can cue them to remember that they are being naughty when a kinder comes across it when reading. Who was it that we needed to lock up in jail?
Pull out your magnetic letters, playdough or letter tiles under your document camera. Review your song or story and have students help build the word. Then choose a letter or letters to switch out. You can also mix up a letter or two and have them identify and rearrange them back into the correct order.
Pull this off with a little teaching drama like they are contestants on The Price is Right or have them close their eyes in between the switcheroo. Be sure to always come back to the correct spelling and review your song or story as discussed earlier.
Find it in print Your kinders need to see the word in print. There are a couple different ways to do this.
You can do one or do them all. You attack this one whole group using a big book or shared reading experience. I liked to have my students clap, snap, stomp or wiggle something kinesthetic when my finger landed on the sight word as we were reading.
Reward kinders for finding the word in print during some independent reading time. Review the song or story when wrapping up your whole group or small group mini lesson for good measure. Form the letters with bodies Ah, this one speaks to that fact that kinders need to move.
Is it easier to make the uppercase F or lowercase f? We skywrite the word while singing or spelling the word out slowly. Or try it with eyes closed. The partner has to guess which word was spelled out.Writing Stories Worksheets and Printables Whether your child is a born storyteller or a reluctant writer, these narrative writing worksheets are filled with helpful tools and inspiring prompts sure to .
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Journal Writing. Writing is a skill that requires daily practice. Each day my students begin their morning by writing in their journals. Students are free to write about a topic of their choice.
Journal writing is a great way for your students to practice articulating their thoughts. Lesson plans, activities and ideas for kindergarten classrooms, including math problem-solving, reading workshop, writer's workshop, inquiry-based science journals, literacy centers and more!
Today I am sharing how I set up and organize write the room for use during my literacy centers and answering questions about write the room! Write the room is actually the second literacy center I teach my kids because it’s so easy to implement!
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