Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mastering Sight Words...

If it's true that close to 75% of all words that we read in books, magazines, etc., involve just 220 sight words, it would make sense to have kids master those sight words in the appropriate grades, wouldn't it?

Quick mastery is a must for early reading success.  

When I first started teaching, I have no recollection of teaching sight words. 

I'm sure I did.  
I HOPE I did.  

Word walls didn't appear that long ago! Really!

I have  a strong committment to not only have the kids learn their sight words and apply them not only to reading but into their writing as well.

I've just posted this in my store.  I hope it bowls you over!  Very helpful, fun, and easy to implement! It's a fun way to build fluency and foster classroom community.  We sometimes use it during Morning Meeting too.

We often bowl during Morning Meeting to practice our words.  Try it!


  1. Hi, To teach kids learning is a very tough task especially for new teachers. With time it becomes easier and teaching sight words really helps in the learning process. Teaching a child to read is critical to their success in school as well as in life. While there are many different approaches to teaching a child to read, sight word instruction combined with phonics always works. English as second language students can greatly benefit from learning sight words. ESL students are at an advantage if they can recognize sight words. Thanks for sharing good books for sight words, I am sure "bowling for sight words" will be very helpful for teachers. Thanks for sharing such a helpful post.

  2. In order to become a fluent reader, children must learn how to recognize sight words quickly and automatically. This allows them to focus their attention on other words that need decoding and comprehension. Sight word recognition has been found to be one of the best predictors of reading success, so it's important to get started with your child as early as possible! Below, I've listed some tips for helping your child master sight words. Well, I have to read article in order to find the real reviews about eduemius because it is one of the best academic helpers online.


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