Teacher Tuesday…..Different Ways to Practice Sight Words

Finding unique ways to practice sight words can be a challenge.  It’s definitely easy to get in a rut of doing the same ‘ol, same ‘ol.  Below are just a few ideas to make sight word practice a little more fun!

1.  Bathtub-use your foam letters the kids usually throw at each other to form this week’s sight words.

2.  Magnetic Letters-while you are making dinner ask your school-aged child to join you in the kitchen and have your child put together each sight word.  Let the words stay there so you child can show off their hard work to the rest of the family when dinner is read.

3.  Writing-if your child needs extra practice with handwriting, this could be an excellent way to kill two birds with one stone.  Lay out the sight words and ask your child to copy the words onto age appropriate paper.  Remind them to take their time and carefully write the words neatly.

4.  Flashcards-instead of the traditional sight game, as your child gets the word/s correct, give them the cards they read correctly.  Have them repeat words they missed or had a hard time saying within a timely manner.

5.  Voice-if using flashcards or the words written in a list, change your voice to silly, a whisper, a yell, a monster, etc to make it more fun to read the words.

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