Sight Words with Pictorial Assistance?

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  1. yellowdaisies

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    I'm hoping someone can help me with this!

    I don't want to be really detailed, but I am going to have a student this year who is on an IEP and has difficulties with memory. It was mentioned to me that sight words with pictorial representation might help this student.

    Does anyone have experience with this or know of any resources I could use with this student? If there are resources I can download or purchase, I would like to do this before school starts so I can ready to help this student.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Proud2BATeacher

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    Have you tried googling "sight words with pictures"? I did and a ton of stuff popped up.
     
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    Also, take a look at the TeachersPayTeachers website.
     
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    When I taught 1st grade, I purchased a thing called Flip-Flap Phonics by ideal. It's kind of a spiral bound set of 78 HF words (1 per card), with line drawings of the pictures on the back. Just looked on the back, and apparently it's a McGraw Hill Children's Publishing product - I purchased it at a local teacher store, but can't remember how much it cost. All I can find online now are:
    http://www.amazon.com/Eureka-Learni...0&keywords=flip+flap+phonics+words+&+pictures
    http://www.amazon.com/Eureka-Learni...0&keywords=flip+flap+phonics+words+&+pictures
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    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008JH99CG.
    I hope this helps!
     
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    Since your student is just entering first grade, you might want to look into using a kinesthetic approach to teaching this student how to read. I really like the Orton-Gillingham program.
     
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    If you aren't planning to sell them and are only using them with a specific student you can easily make them by using online clipart. The problem is that a lot of sight words wouldn't have a picture clue (of, the, has, etc). I hope you have a great year with your new student.
     
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    Thank you for all the resources! That's very helpful!! :)

    I know Orton-Gillingham costs a lot of money to be trained in (and I've actually only heard of it on this board), but is there a way to access any of it? I can certainly think of a kinesthetic approach using hand motions for words like "two," "under," "down," things like that - but others seem much harder. Am I missing something? I really know NOTHING about using a kinesthetic approach to sight words. I do a lot of whole brain teaching type motions and words to remember other things, but not sight words.

    Those are the ones I'm wondering about.

    I found these on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846 but they actually make the picture part of the word. Does that actually work? It seems to me like the child would develop a dependency on that picture being there and might not be able to carry the skill over to seeing the words by themselves...?
     
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    Really Good Stuff has photographs with a sight word at the top and that sight word in a sentence beneath. I bought them for my classroom last year. :)
     
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    How did I not think to check my favorite store on earth? THANK you! :D
     
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    You probably already use some kinesthetic approaches and don't realize it.... Do you ever have students tap out the sounds they hear in a word? That's part of the O-G approach. Before that, you have students listen for specific sounds within a word (i.e. "Clap your hands if you hear the 'a' sound (short a) in the word cat."). Then you move on to tapping out the sounds without the letter symbols. After they've identified and can tap out the sounds, then you have them "build" the words using letter tiles or magnetic letters. Once they've mastered that, then you have them write out the words with pencil and paper. That's a quick overview of some O-G methods.

    As for sight words with pictures, I'm not aware of anything except for EdMark (http://www.donjohnston.com/products/edmark/), but I think that would be pretty expensive for you to try to purchase on your own. I've used a VERY old version of this program, so I'm not really sure what the newer, up-to-date version is like. It's typically used in a sped setting though, so I'm not sure how relevant it would be for you. Is the sped teacher going to be providing you support with this student? Perhaps he/she can help you put together some sight word flashcards.
     
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    Oh, I remember EdMark. I used it about 6 years ago at my old school. My students really progressed through it and enjoyed it even though I was totally bored. I didn't realize it was so expensive though.
     
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    I ditto the kinesthetic idea.

    Also try your ELL and speech teachers.
     
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    Edmark was developed for students with intellectual disabilities. It would really hold back a "typical" child. I don't recommend it unless he has severe disabilities.
     
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    Thank you so much! That's VERY helpful!

    The student will be receiving pull out RSP services, so I know I will probably get some resources from them, but I wanted to have some things I can use with him in class as well. I can't remember how many minutes he gets, but it won't be every day, so most of his instruction will be with me.
     
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    We don't have ELL teachers at my school (or in my area much, actually), but that reminds me that this student is an ELL as well. We have a high percentage of ELLs at my school.

    I will ask the other specialists though. I know the psychologist is particularly helpful. :)
     

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