I often get asked what’s the best way to introduce sight words.
- Multi-sensory Methods
In all of my years teaching and researching about sight word instruction, I’ve learned that when kids are engaged and using their bodies to learn, they retain so much more information (and this is scientifically proven, too!).
Incorporating movement in sight word instruction is so valuable in helping students learn and retain a large sight word vocabulary, which is why I created the Body-Spelling PowerPoints.
These PowerPoints allow you to introduce sight words while engaging your students in all 4 learning methods:
- Reading and Writing
Plus, they’re learning sight words in context, which is so important to ensure comprehension, and getting repetition by seeing the target word multiple times.
Each word has 7 activities. See the slides below for the word ‘the.’
Here’s how it works:
Point out the parts of the words you have taught them. For example, if you have taught the digraph ‘th,’ point it out in the word ‘the.’ Discuss the “tricky parts” that don’t follow the phonics rules you’ve taught so far. Let them know some of the words do follow the rules, but they haven’t learned them yet.
If you want to try this for FREE, click here to download from my TpT store. You can grab the bundle of 120 word presentations for less than 25 cents each!
If you have students who struggle to remember sight words, misread the same words over and over, and students who love to move, this resource will transform your sight word instruction!
Thanks for reading!