Teaching a sight word is not rocket science but there must be a procedure in place! These 4 steps will have your kids interacting with the letters while learning how to spell a targeted word! This is more than flashcards! For beginning readers, teach the same sight word for 2 days. For automaticity, after the word has been taught ask your guided reading group to spell the targeted word along with other words you have taught them. When a child can spell the targeted word perfectly on five consecutive tries (on different days), the child has mastered the word. Included is a blank template that all you need to do is write your kids’ names and the sight word you are working on. This is a perfect way to assess your kids daily! Every two days teach a new word but continuously go back and ask your readers to spell the previous word. See image as an example. I keep the Quick Guide at your small group reading area and the tracking sheet in a binder so it is ready to go!
Letter tiles, white boards, erasers
This is a great resource to give to parents, volunteers or para educators who work with students. Just print, cut,and laminate and you’ll have a quick guide. Second language learners at any grade will also benefit from this procedure!
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