The Trace and Write Sight Words workbook contains 51 high-frequency words students will come across in any text. Students should spend several days each week studying these sight words with a teacher/adult. The amount of time spent on each lesson will vary according to the ability level of the individual child. In order to increase fluency, parents and teachers can create sight word flashcards that students can use for daily practice.
Sight words are divided into groups of three. Each word has lines for tracing and free-writing, followed by a sentence using the word. The sentences are provided to help your child see how each word is used in context. Once the student learns these high-frequency sight words, their reading fluency and literacy confidence will increase.
If the child has difficulty reading a word, the adult can use guided reading strategies to provide them with assistance. Eventually each student should be able to identify the high-frequency words through context and by seeing the beginning and ending letters of the word.
The sentences provided do not only contain sight words. Students are not responsible for reading each sentence but are encouraged to use them for additional reading and tracing practice.
The Trace and Write Sight Words workbook is a great carry-along tool for trips and short outings. Students should be encouraged to practice pointing to the words they are familiar with while reading them aloud. They should use their fingers to trace the letters of each word. Teachers and parents can place stickers on each mastered page.
The Trace and Write Sight Words workbook is meant to aid students in developing reading fluency. It should be used in conjunction with other at-home and classroom reading and writing experiences. Studying the Trace and Write Sight Words workbook should not be a cause of anxiety or stress for students—it is only meant to provide resources for teachers and parents to reinforce reading.
The Trace and Write Sight Words workbook is perfect for advanced preschoolers, kindergartners, 1st graders, and homeschool students who are ready to learn high-frequency sight words as they prepare for reading success.