If you’re the parent of an emerging reader, you are probably familiar with sight words. So how can parents make sight word training more palatable for their kids? Red Apple Reading has some fun ways you can practice sight words with your children.
If you have younger elementary school students in your home, you are probably familiar with the term “sight words”. Sight words are words that our children need to be extra familiar with and know how to read without doing so phonetically. In other words, they need to know them by sight. These words appear frequently throughout most texts we read each day. Therefore, it is important for us to help our children practice these words and become comfortable reading them. Today we will look at some creative ways we can help our little ones learn their sight words!
Educators have long debated whether phonics-based or whole language-based instruction leads to the most effective reading instruction.
Ever wonder why your child’s teacher stresses the importance of practicing the words on those dreaded flash cards in Kindergarten and First Grade? Believe it or not, the top three hundred or so sight words make up about two-thirds of all written matter. Imagine, then, how much easier it will be for your child to read once she masters them!