Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sight Word Game #1

Learning sight words is often times done with flashcards and repetition.  Works for some, but not for all.  I really suggest making learning sight words a game. 
Here is one game I like to play with my son (4 years old) that he just loves.

Here is what you will need:
  • old magazines, newspapers, or flyers that come in the mail
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • plain paper
  • pencil
Take the plain paper and fold it in half long wall, so you have a vertical line.  Write one sight word at the top of one side, and another on the other side.  We only do 2 words at a time right now because he is only 4, and we have learned "the" and "and."  Then have him find the words in the magazines/papers you have.  For my son, I show him a page that does have the words on it and tear around the paragraph or phrase.  He then has to find the word, cut it out, and glue it on the correct side of the paper.

This game makes learning those sight words a little more fun and exciting, while exposing him to recognizing different fonts, capital and lowercase letters, and different styles of writing.

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