When teaching a child to read, it is essential that you teach both sight words and phonics. Sight Words are especially important because they occur so frequently in the materials that little people read. Sight words are SOOOOO important because they occur so frequently when a child reads. Today I have a good sight word page download for you. This Good Sight Word Worksheet is part of a larger pack of sight word worksheets. I LOVE these little fluency books.
Sight words are (usually) words that are difficult to sound out. Frequently words that children read can contain up to 80% of sight word text! Because children have to read sight words so frequently, it is essential to make sure that children can read these words fluently (accurately and quickly). When teaching sight words, though, you don’t want to just teach them using flash cards. Children need to read sight words IN CONTEXT. Sight words are more easily remembered and understood when you read them in the context of a sentence. In addition, it it great to practice writing sight words in the context of a sentence (or, cutting and pasting sight words into a sentence). The more practice, the easier reading becomes! If you differentiate the sight word activities, students will continue to have fun learning. If you are looking for a fun game to play while learning sight words, consider Zingo! It is just like Bingo, except with sight words. My children love to play it! I love that you can get it for different levels!
The good Sight word page has a few activities to help students read and write the word fluently. You can actually make the worksheet into a little mini-book. Students practice writing, coloring, tracing, building and cut/pasting the sight words into a 7 page mini-book of the sight word. You can also just leave this as a worksheet activity if you don’t wish to make the mini-book.
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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.