Avoid these 2 big mistakes made when teaching sight words. Read how to teach sight words with 3 key elements to make them stick! Sight words improve fluency and comprehension, especially with beginning readers in kindergarten and first grade. #sightwords #highfrequencywords #sightwordinstruction
Kids often mistake SAW for WAS and other similar words. Read these easy tips for how to teach commonly-confused sight words! Your kindergarten and first grade students will love these fun activities to help them master those hard-to-remember high-frequency words.
Give your students more ownership this year! Helping them set their own goals can be a powerful tool for improving academics, behavior, and effort. How can you Help Students Set Goals? Teaching students to set goals is a skill they will benefit from throughout their entire lives. Discuss the importance of setting goals and model setting one for yourself. It’s… Read More
I often get asked what’s the best way to introduce sight words. My answer? Repetition Context 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… Read More
Ever read your students’ writing and see words that you’ve already covered misspelled? In fact, those words are on the word wall and students can easily look up to spell them correctly. So why don’t they?? This may be because often a word wall is just (dare I say it?) CLASS DECOR to kids. They don’t refer to it, or… Read More
You finished a lesson early, now what?! I know, that very rarely happens. But, indulge me for a minute. So, you have an extra 5 minutes before you have to get ready for lunch/ music/ PE… Hmmm, what can you do? There’s not enough time to read a book or have kids write in a journal. So you pause. Harp starts… Read More
Sight word fluency is so important, yet many kids struggle to build and retain a strong sight word vocabulary, despite a variety of approaches. Today, I want to share with you some really great tips on helping your students to master sight words! Have you tried incorporating movement into your sight word instruction? Movement is scientifically proven to be linked with… Read More