Sight Words

We are still using the great book, Sight Word Puzzles and Activities, Gr. K-2 for enrichment in the area of sight words. We are up to lesson 5 (each lesson has about 15-20 words, plus 5-10 activities) and he’s still loving it! We actually took some time off from it in December and he reminded me, asking…”where are our folder words?” He was ready to get back into it! It is amazing to notice how far he has come since we first began using this book, his ability to complete the worksheets on his own amazes me. Even though it is a worksheet activity, it is very interactive and we always work together and have fun with it. Yesterday he was funny as he hung up his crossword puzzle under his desk light as he read each sentence to me so we could figure out the word together. Here’s the link to my first post about this book, which has photos of the mini lapbook we make when we complete a unit.

Sight Words

I picked up a great book while at a teacher store, Sight Word Puzzles and Activities, Gr. K-2 , not even knowing how much I would love it! Our K curriculum is great but my son is far beyond the sight words they are teaching so we had to create something for him to move at his own pace. Of course my mind went immediately to a mini-lapbook!

When we begin, I go through and highlight any of the words he can already read. Then we go over the remaining words and do one activity each day. When we begin each day we repeat the process, day by day marking off all of the words!

This is the cover… And inside:
We also got a really inexpensive book, which had these reading cards, on the top left, along with a lot of other mini books. The bottom left is his “spelling test.” When we finish working with the words, I give him a test to see if he can actually write them correctly, I have been amazed. We focus on reading them during our teaching time, but through that he has learned to write many of them as well.
These are the activities that he does each day, they are in the Sight Words Puzzles book.
I am honestly amazed at how his sight word vocabulary has improved in SUCH a short amount of time and with very little teaching effort on my part. I knew it was a long shot buying this book but it turned out to be a blessing!