Whether a school administrator, primary teacher, after-school tutor, or home-school parent... Have you ever questioned the validity or effectiveness of children having
to memorize on-going lists of (Dolch) sight words with low spelling or phonetic consistency (especially when listed in randomly phonetic sequence)?
Perhaps there's an alternative approach that few educators or curriculum designers
have rarely considered, besides the typical sight word reading versus phonics-first
programs. Certainly, Integrating Sound-spelling patterns with phonetically-arranged
Dolch sight words is more of a phonics-first approach.
However, it is designed to bridge the gap from primary level curriculum that requires
primaries to learn Dolch sight words with existing phonics programs by introducing
two similar sound spellings, before a third Dolch sight words in this front cover sample arrangement. A full Resource Guide entitled: Integrating Sound-Spelling Word Patterns with 220 Phonetically-arranged Dolch Sight Words... with Supplemental Worksheets, provides primary teachers with details and footnotes as to how this approach in introducing Dolch sight words was developed.