After an overwhelming response yesterday (errr…) I decided to start something else. J
In the past, I had some mixed feelings about sight words. I was undereducated and thought they were all
about drill-n-kill. You know, how most
people use a flash-card?!
Well, after some great meetings with my reading coach, I saw the light ~insert choir music and beautiful beams of light... picture me with my hands in the air as well~
I understood how teaching my kiddos to recognize common words could help free
up some space in those brains for the tricky words that need to be
decoded. Once I started putting a little
more emphasis on sight word fluency, my kiddos’ reading fluency started to show
improvement. Who would have
thought?! Reading groups were actually
moving and kids were feeling the success.
I was in love.
Soooooo, I decided that this summer I was going to work on sight word activities that could be used daily – bell work, mini-lesson, small group,
whole group or work stations. I just
finished making a pack of sight word activities for the Dolch Pre-Primer
list. I had a lot of fun creating it and I
hope you will find a place for it in your room.
I am going to start working on the Primer list during naptime tomorrow! Let me know what you think!