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One of the most effective and powerful reading skill that young children must learn is to build a sight word vocabulary. When a child is able to identify sight words they are well on their way to becoming a thriving reader and writer. In 2007 my kindergarten class was having a difficult time learning their sight words. The words were being taught in isolation and the children were failing to make any connections to the words. As a teacher I knew I had to come up with a strategy to increase student achievement in this area. I have developed simple poems that teach sight words. These poems promote vocabulary development, concepts of print and oral language while increasing student achievement in reading and writing. The sight words are taught in a specific sequential order to promote word retention, word comprehension, and sentence writing. In addition each poem contains common nouns and verbs that help young children should know. Within in the first month of school your students will be reading and writing sentences.
Weeks 20-28 sight words include: look, in, come, to, said, pretty, girl, not, funny, she, he, was, yes, no, do, they, want, new, get, and out. Each week there is a new poem that teaches a set of words, a handwriting sheet, and a little book with 5-6 sentences that reinforce each sight word. Weeks 20-28 includes 8 poems that teach 20 words. Sight Words Made Simple has a total of 38 poems that teaches 83 words. This can be used as a supplement to any curriculum or as a sight word curriculum. In addition these poems can be used as a sight word center for the entire school year. I have also included a sample weekly lesson plan and a quarterly assessment.
Not only did my children begin to learn their sight words, but their reading levels and the ability to write independently significantly increased. I have witnessed the benefits of an effective sight word curriculum being used with emergent & early/developing readers. It is my desire that Sight Words Made Simple, a sight word curriculum for emergent & early/developing readers, provide educators with the tools to help children learn their sight words, apply them in reading and writing, become confident readers and writers, and help build a strong academic literacy foundation. These poems are a classroom favorite and your children will love them.
These poems are set 3 of 4. Below you will see that Sight Words Made Simple is aligned with the following CCSS. Please visit my store for more instructional resources that will surely enrich your learning environment. Thank you in advance for your purchase & positive feedback!
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Please note that in the PDF file, when you copy this product you will see the 3 hole punch circles. To my devastation I lost my jump drive with my original document saved. It is a huge task to type this document over but I eventually will. When I do I will upload a new version.
Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy Standards
Reading Foundational Skills (Print Concept)
Reading Foundational Skills (Phonics & Word Recognition)
Reading Foundational Skills (Fluency)
Language (Conventions of Standard English)