I just love the confidence that learning a few high-frequency sight words brings to a new reader! Sight words are frequently used when reading and writing, and often do not follow phonetic rules (can’t be “sounded out”).
Delaney has shown a lot of interest in learning sight words, so we have been playing a bunch of simple games to make it fun. She is so impressed with herself when she reads the sight words in her books, on store and road signs, or in a magazine. Here’s a peek at what we’ve been playing:
sight word bingo
sight word go fish
sight word board game
Do you encourage your kids to learn sight words? What kinds of sight word activities do your kids enjoy?
Tip of the Day: Make learning sight words a hands-on experience – build a few words with alphabet magnets, letter tiles (Scrabble tiles work great!), or play dough.