Sight Words Say is a program designed to assist early learning readers. There are a total of 9 color-coded volumes in this series. Each volume is divided into 25 words. Each card has a sight word and a sentence containing words introduced in that volume. Reading points have been provided so students can begin the concept of tracking while they read.
Directions: Begin all students with Volume 1 (Red Words). Copy the words on heavy card stock and laminate for durability. The cards can be cut down the center dotted line or along the outer colored edge. Cards can then be placed in a file folder, card box, or hole punched and placed on a card ring for storage.
Have the students practice the first five words in the volume. Initially, only focus on the word itself. As the student’s confidence grows, allow him/her to begin reading the sentence on each card (Note: Be sure you have introduced left to right progression prior to this activity) Add a new word for the student to review as each one is mastered.
Remember, students should not sound out sight words nor should they be prompted in any way. These words should be learned from sight. Repetition is key! Allocate 10-15 minutes every day for review. This can be done one on one, as a group, during centers, or as a peer tutor activity.
A chart listing all the words in the volume has been enclosed. This checklist will allow you to keep track of each student’s progress. Students can also take home a chart for additional practice. Once a student has mastered a level, present him/her with the certificate celebrating their achievement!
Reading is something I have always enjoyed. It is my hope that this program will be the foundation to reading success from my classroom to yours!
Dr. S. English