Suggestions on sight words.

Amanda - posted on 02/15/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My son is suppose to know almost 90 words just by looking at the words. is there any suggestions any one could give me on how to teach these to him better.

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Cheryl - posted on 02/26/2010

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my daughter is doing great with word cards that started in school we use to do word cards games but this is better and really works great with her, she is over 100 words now and its a card ring method, everything other day or more she reads the cards and the corner is cut once she can see it and read it, she likes to mix up the cards every few days and every week we add a few more, she has made great progress with this. Best of all they can be used in the car since they aren't very big, all you need is a ring that opens easily...also use words that sound similar work great, gives them more confidence like would, could, bad, sad, good luck.

Marnie - posted on 12/27/2009

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Flash cards have worked really well for my daughter this year, too. We practice together at bedtime, she can go over them by herself while I make dinner. We can do them in the car, she spells the word for me if I don't think she's saying it right. Flash cards are definately the way to go. She also has sight word books that have very few words on a page and are very repetitive.

Brandi - posted on 12/08/2009

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Try making flash cards with the words from this link ... http://gemini.es.brevard.k12.fl.us/shepp... ... These are the words my family is using to help my daughter as she is very interested in reading and her school doesn't seem to be keeping up.

Our school also sends home cards for the word ring, about two cards a week ... but at that rate my daughter has about twenty cards from school. But with me working with her and teaching her how to sound out words, we periodically go through my major stack of the words from this link (and they are all printed, and she actually has sounded out words from each level) ... and she knows over sixty words now. Don't underestimate your kids, but at the same time, know their pace and be willing to go slow with them. Make it fun, my daughter likes to be timed and see how many words she can read in sixty seconds (it's about ten, average), and we also take words from "her" pile, the ones that we know she knows how to read, and I will write sentences and paragraphs for her to practice reading with. This seems to help a lot to encourage her.

Also, check out www.tickettoread.com. It is a paid site, but worth the money.

Christy - posted on 03/14/2009

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90 words, he's doing wonderfully! I have twin girls in K, and I think I am going to get some words around the house laminated. Like fridge, door, stairs, bedroom, deck. etc. So they can recognize and repeat!



 Also, word of the week on the cork board or fridge too!

Christy - posted on 03/11/2009

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Our school uses Word Rings.  Each week a new word is added to my daughter's ring and we have a week to work on the new words and contuine to reveiw all the sight words she has to date.  This works really well and we do follow up by reading and I will write sentances using only sight words if possible.  Good Luck!

Tonja - posted on 03/11/2009

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My son is six and is learning his sight words as well. We make a game out of it so it does not feel like he has to do it. The teacher sent home the words and we sometimes play match game with them or just do flash cards, he also has a magna doodle and I write the word and he gives the answer. he loves that. Hope this helps!

Michelle - posted on 03/04/2009

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Right them down on post it notes....pin them on fridge, bathroom etc.  They have flash cards too...your teacher should be able to give you tools and worksheets with the easiet ones.  Hope this helps!!



 

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Don't feel alone, my little boy has a list of about that many too. I actually made up my own flash cards with each word on it. I put them on bright note cards and we go over them before bed. My son's teacher told me to start out with 5 and then add a new one for every word he has mastered. That seems to be working out really well. Best of luck!!

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what I did with my son was told him the word then when reading him a book he would have to say that word. My son just turned 6 and he reads well for his age so I'm guessing it worked.

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Practice daily by playing bingo, memory, matching, etc. Start with about five and add a few a week. Also have him find them in books that you are reading to him. Good Luck!

Dawn - posted on 02/16/2009

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my daughter's school sent home the words that they want her to know on cards and we play games and go over them nightly.

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