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    Default Teaching Sight words - any tips?

    Anyone care to share how they teach sight words to their child? Sometimes I feel like I'm getting nowhere with my daughter.

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    Have you tried playing games? Snap, go fish, memory?

    Also, try a websitr called spellingcity. I think you can join as a parent, but not 100% sure.

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    I would pick out one of the words and when I read a story that was their word to say. Like 'the'. I followed the story words with my finger and whenever we came across 'the' ds had to say it.

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    Happy to help
    How old is she? What year level is she in?

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    My DS is almost 7, year 2 and still has trouble with sight words. When we do reading, i get him to read and point to each word.

    Just give them time. This year DS has improved so much after i chilled and let him do things his own pace.

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    I made the sight words into laminated cards on coloured paper, then made up some extra words such as names of DD, her friends, words like beach, school, hat, dog, cat etc on white paper with a picture below the word. Then we used a combination of the sight words and extra words to make up sentences/stories. She would make up some for me to read and vice versa. I noticed a big improvement once we started doing that. It helped her to put them into context and see that they can be useful for her to write stories.
    PS she's in Prep (Qld)

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    read the other thread going around 'i hate sight words' lots of great advice in there as well.

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    How old is she?

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    I just wanted to share that with my 2nd and 3rd kids, I also felt like I was getting nowhere with sightwords, and for a while, we really didn't. But then one day it just seemed to click with them, somehow they just got it and learnt to read very quickly from there. So don't feel too disillusioned as hopefully the same thing will happen for your child!

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    Quote Originally Posted by biscotti View Post
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    How old is she? What year level is she in?
    She's 5 and in prep


 

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