Eyewords Multisensory Sight Word of the Day/Week Badges provide opportunities for students to display and view introduced high frequency words over the course of a day/week depending on the grade and how quickly words are introduced.
Teachers or Star Students wear the Eyeword being introduced on a lanyard. Star Students love asking peers to read the picture or plain-text side of the lanyard. Students are very successful at learning to read words in this multisensory fashion and enjoy opportunities to read targeted words daily.
Eyewords have been created to differentiate reading instruction for young and/or struggling readers. They play to the strengths of visual learners and act as a complement to phonemic instruction. Eyewords provides a holistic, visual, auditory and kinesthetic approach to teaching the high frequency words.
Pages are arranged so that words can be printed, cut out and folded in half for easy insertion into a badge. One side of the badge displays the picture-sided version of the word, and the other side displays the plain-text version.
Eyewords Multisensory Sight Words and teaching methodology has received attention and acclaim and are currently the focus of research conducted by Stanford University's School of Education.