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    Default Sightwords.. At my wits end. Pls help.

    HOW do you teach your 5 year old sightwords..? i keep running into brick walls. i am so frustrated beyond belief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitterFarts View Post
    HOW do you teach your 5 year old sightwords..? i keep running into brick walls. i am so frustrated beyond belief.
    What do you currently do? What words have they been given?

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    What do you do now?

    We used to -
    Play Go Fish (but with her sight words)
    Play Wordo (same as bingo!)
    Do word searches eg I would write a few sentences and she would have to see how many times she could find the word "and" (for example) and circle them or put a stamp on them.

    Is that the sort of thing you are looking for?

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    thanks ladies.. we have tried memory, snap, word search and just plain memorizing..

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    DD is going through a phase of loving sight words as she just went up a level so is happy just to read them through each night. Probably won't last though!!

    We play lots of go fish, some bingo, or play a board game but everyone reads a sight word before their turn.

    We have also made up signs and stuck them around the room - DH or I read a word out and DD has to find that word's sign/s. DS (3) likes to join in too so we do the alphabet for him. We see if they can beat their time on round 2.

    We look through books and see who can find the most sight words on a page, or see if DD can find 10 sight words and write them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    What do you currently do? What words have they been given?
    they have been given the magic 100 words, so onto the second one - the red words..

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    Use magnetic letters to make the words, write them in finger paint/sand/foam, do rainbow writing (different color for each letter), type them onto computer. Make 2 lots of each word and play a memory game?

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    How many words are you trying to teach at once?I would only add one unknown word at a time. Add more words only when they are managing the current words. My DD has a flip book for sight words. She will glue a new word into her book when she is ready (no mistakes on the previous words). Start with one word in the flip book, & add one every day, but only if he is able to confidently read the previous ones.

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    Ds got given a booklet of 4 words on a page. We just started with one page at a time and pretty much he memorises them. We try to get him to sound out the ones he doesn't know but he can't put the sounds together at this stage.
    It can get really frustrating as he gets some words and not others which you would think would be easy eg. 2 letter words like it, is, as etc. Sometimes it just takes a bit longer for them to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    How many words are you trying to teach at once?I would only add one unknown word at a time. Add more words only when they are managing the current words. My DD has a flip book for sight words. She will glue a new word into her book when she is ready (no mistakes on the previous words). Start with one word in the flip book, & add one every day, but only if he is able to confidently read the previous ones.
    I teach 3-4 words at once.. Words like "as" he will pronounce as "has", he hasn't learnt the "has" word yet but this is what he's doing..


 

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