I color code sight words in my classroom:
Green= they can be sounded out using the typical short vowel sound and following the rule that if there is one vowel in a word that it will most likely be a short sound.
Yellow=they have some sort of digraph, blend, chunk or a rule that we can teach.
Red=they are words that are irregular and donÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½t follow the rules.
I focus on all sight words in my classroom but more on the yellow and red words. This pack includes practice sheets for yellow and red sight words.
Please check out the preview for sample worksheets and a list of the words included. :)
Thank you! I borrowed the idea from Orton Gillingham. It really helps my students because it makes them realize that they have to use different skills to learn sight words. "oh- that must be a yellow word because it has an 'or' chunk.". You will love to hear their thinking apply to reading! Thanks for the comment!