Rather than focusing on ensuring they knew the 50 words well, I did a new word practically every day. This was alright for the 20% that came in with a solid literacy foundation, but not beneficial to my students were starting from the bottom.
When I reflected on the overall scores of my class at the end of my first year, I knew I would need to change things up a bit.
Each poster has the word, a sentence using the sight word and picture cues to help early readers decode.
in our newsletter each month. My student parents told me that it was very helpful!
By the end of this year, more than 85% of students had mastered all 50 of these words. I am very happy with how sight words went this year and this is definitely a strategy I will use again next year!
- pre-primer sight word of the day posters
- primer sight word of the day posters
- first grade sight word of the day posters
- pre-primer sight word slideshow
- primer sight word slideshow
How do you introduce sight words in your classroom? Let me know in the comments!