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Help for Struggling Readers: Part 2 (Sight Words)

Children who dislike reading often feel that way because they struggle to read the words that make up a story or book.  Part of the problem may be a lack of understanding how to sound out words. (You can read more about how to help your child sound out words in this post.)  Another area that is difficult for struggling readers is sight words.

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Practice, Practice, Practice Reading

One of the keys to raising children who are readers is to get them reading fluently as soon as possible.  A child who finds reading easy will often also enjoy reading.  However until a child is reading fluently, they need lots of practice sounding out words and reading sight words.  Rather than just reading the same short stories over and over, why not change

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Learning Sight Words Can Be Fun

Sight words are a necessary part of learning to read.  Of course, it is important to be able to sound out new words, but there are so many words that cannot be sounded out.  Words like “were”, “some”, “love”, and so many more.  These words that cannot be sounded out are called sight words.  The only way to really learn sight words is to

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Learning Sight Words with Books and Songs

Learning Sight Words with Books and Songs Another authentic way to practice learning sight words at home is through reading books and singing songs.  This provides ways that children can learn the words both in context and through high repetition. Sight Word Books Bob Books are a popular kindergarten series that promotes early literacy and practice for sight words.  They have hard copies as

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More Fun with Sight Word Games and Activities

Learning sight words can be made more fun through games and activities.  They provide an active, hands-on approach to learning, which makes it more engaging thus allowing children to learn and remember better. Sight Words with Dominos One sight word game you can play is sight word dominoes.  Instead of using dots on the tiles, you use sight words to create your “dominoes.” Here

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Learning Sight Words – Flashcards

Learning Sight Words – Flashcards Flashcards are a great way to help your child to learn their sight words.  You can purchase an inexpensive set of sight word flashcards that include the word on one side and the word used in a sentence on the other.  Showing these to your child while reading aloud to them will help them build the connection of seeing

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Learning All about Sight Words

Learning All about Sight Words Sight words are common words that young children who are beginning to learn to read are encouraged to memorize.  These words will help them to begin to read through memorization of popular words, while not having to decode their meaning or pronunciation.  These are words that children typically already have in their spoken vocabulary and just need to make

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