Improving Sight Word Knowledge

5 Basic Ways to Improve Sight Word Knowledge

Sight words comprise up to 80% of  words we read. How much classroom instructional time do YOU spend helping your students master these vital words?
 The knowledge of these sight words can help students advance in reading.

We all want our student to be advance readers to make the most progress. Advance readers have enough practice to read words as whole units instead of individually phonemes then blending them together. Practice makes the words familiar and allows your brain to recognize the words as whole units. You see the word "FOG" instead of /f/ /o/ /g/  - fog.

Varying the learning of sight words can help students master sight words quickly.

One idea of how to practice these words is to incorporate multiple senses and motor movement into learning the words. Incorporate tracing with seeing the word. Add writing the word and even spelling the words to include as many senses as possible.

I used to have my students practice and learn their sight words using techniques such as these but I scrambled to gather materials to make it happen. So I have put together a set of sight materials that gathers tracing, reading in isolation, spelling, and reading in context together in one resource without material-gathering I had to do. Now using the sight word spelling cards from the Superteach56-Special Ed Spot store you can incorporate multiple senses into learning the sight words without scrambling for various materials.  This is identical to what I have done with students with severe reading problems for many years. 

In Sight Word Spelling Cards, each word is on a mat by itself. 
  • At the top of each word mat student can trace the sight word. You can also choose to have them color in the letter forms, or even use play-doh to make the letters right on the mat. (This works best when the mat is laminated.) 
  • In the center you will find one square outlined for each letter in the word. The set comes with letter cards. Cut apart the letter cards and the students use them to spell each word. They can be used as a cut and paste activity or laminate them and use them over and over again.
  • At the bottom of each mat is a simple sentence. The word featured on each mat is highlighted in red. Here students can practice reading each word in context. 

A set of review worksheets in included After the students have learned and practiced the words, they can practice reading the words in context by putting the appropriate sight word from the worksheet word bank into the blank in the sentence. 

Check out this versatile sight word resource in the Superteach56-SpecialEdSpot TpT store.
You can purchase them by sight word grade level or in a money saving bundle.


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All Superteach56  resources will be 20% off and then you can get an EXTRA 5% off when you checkout and use the promo code BTS19.
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Also, I wanted to share a new resource bundle that I just added to my TpT store!! Many of you have shown great interesting my sight word line of resources. This new line includes not only recognition of the sight words but spelling the sight words also.
It is available here. Sight Word Spelling Bundle

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