Sight words are classified as words that don’t conform to regular phonetic spelling and so they often present a challenge to beginning readers. They are remembered through repeated exposure and Year 1 teacher, Celeice McDonnell, has some great ideas for parents to assist their children to learn their words …
- Memory Game: Make a second set of words, turn them over and take it in turns to try to turn over a match – the winner is the player with the most pairs.
- Snap: Make a second set of words, shuffle and take it in turns to place words down on the deck – SNAP when the cards match.
- Alphabetical Order: place the words in alphabetical order.
- Letter Jumble: Jumble the letters and rearrange to make the sight word.
- Make a Crossword
- Create a Word Sleuth
- Write or say each word in a sentence.
- Board Game: Use the words, counters and a dice to make a board game – read the words as they are landed on – first to the end is the winner.
- Missing Letters: Guess the word with missing letters.
- Short Story: make-up or write a story using as many sight words as possible.
Any other ideas ?