Help teaching sight words!

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  1. scholarteacher

    scholarteacher Connoisseur

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    Some of my kindergarteners are making progress with alphabet letters and sounds, but are having difficulty with sight words. Some of the sight words are decodable such as it and am, but most are not. Does anyone have suggestions, or helpful websites? Thanks!
     
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    Can you make them weekly spelling words with daily homework and classroom instruction (like buddy study)?
     
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    We do this Say-Spell-Say game in my class. Whenever a new word introduced (but words that can't be decoded in particular) we say the word, spell it while clapping each letter, and then say again. After the word is introduced I have it pop up throughout the day so we can play our game again. It works very well with a number of my students, when we are writing I often see and hear them playing the game to remember how to spell it and they memorize these words (like "the") and can read them every time they appear.
     
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    I've done that, but need to do it more often! Thanks for the reminder!
     
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    There are so many ideas on Pinterest. I've seen some cute ones but haven't pinned them because I haven't had a child that needed help with sight words in a few years (I teach 3rd/4th). Check it out.
     
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    Thanks! I'll check it out! I use pinterest a lot!
     
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    Scholarteacher,

    I made a powerpoint where I put the flashwords (one on each slide) on a delayed/rotating basis. I used it as time filler and the kids would say the word as it popped up on the smartboard, OR if you don't have a smartboard, computer screen. If you want the file, pm me your email.

    Dr.Gator
     
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    In my class they I send home a new set of sight words every week. Two that are curriculum based and two that are from the dolch list that are not taught in our curriculum. We go over the stack everyday. You can tell the kids who don't do their homework and those who do when I test at the end of the six weeks.
     
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    I do Heidi Songs with my students and they catch pretty quick. They are songs for each sight word. They're great! Check out her website www.heidisongs.com
     
  11. Mrs.DLC

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    tactile also helps some students

    I used lots of tactile things-sand/salt trays, sandpaper,foam ,glue, or other raised letters in addition to some of the suggestions you have already been given.
     

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