Sight words got you down? Kids aren’t learning to write them? Or recognize them? Here is a method that I call VAK (Visual/Auditory/ Kinesthetic) It is an approach that uses all 3 modalities of learning and at least one will resonant with your kids. This can be used in small group, one on one intervention or at home for extra practice.
Included in this product are over 100 sight words with an editable file so you can add more as every district has their own requirements. These sight words would be mostly seen in text levels A-I (Fountas & Pinell) or for kindergarten or first grade. However, they can also be used with students new to the country (ELLs) in any grade.
K words (Level A-D)
a all am an and are at big but by can come did do down for get go going got had has have he here him his I in is it if like look me my no not on of off or play put said saw see she so that the they this to up was we went what when will with you
1st grade words (D-I)
about after again air all along also always another answer any around away back because been both but came carry change come day did does don’t doesn’t down earth even every eye father find first for four from fun give going good got great had has have head here high him his I if into is just kind know large learn light little long look near night not now of off often on one only other our out over people put right said saw school should some something that to the too their two them then they thought through there those walk where want who was why water will well with went world were word what would when you your year
This method was taught to me many years ago by a brilliant principal and I was shocked at how well it worked. Great for resource/special ed kids because it taps into a modality that they will no doubt relate to. We all learn best through at least one of those modalities (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) and this approach will teach you, the parents in your class, as well as tutors, aides and any other adult that works with kids.
The big idea behind this approach is to focus on the part that the child is confusing when s/he writes the word. This becomes the “tricky” part and this is where the separate modalities come into play. Included in this product are step by step procedures that could be shared at Back to School night and/or conferences with parents so they can learn the method and reinforce at home. An editable parent letter is included so that you can add your name and school letter head or class letter head.
Also included are posters that you can use with your small groups or in an intervention setting as a reminder. The kids actually love it! The posters have suggestions of what you can do but you are not limited to those.
We want those sight words to become automatic and when a child can make the connection through one or more modalities, it will have stickiness!!
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