Monday, February 27, 2012

Tips for learning sight words

Get physical. Another way to reinforce new sight words is to teach your child a verbal cheer for each word. Start by labeling each letter as “high” (b, d, f, h, k, l, t and all uppercase letters), “medium” (a, c, e, i, m, n, o, r, s, u, v, w, x and z) or “low” (g, j, p, q and y).
Say aloud the sight word and then say the name of each letter in the word to create the cheer. Direct your child to reach above his head for “high” letters, put his hands on his hips for the “medium” letters, and put his arms down at his sides for the “low” letters. Repeat the cheer several times until your child can join you in saying the names of the letters while he looks at the flashcard and moves.Using body movements while learning the sight words will bring the words to life and add another dimension to learning. Rather than just seeing the word and saying it aloud, your child can “feel” the word as he moves his body. Found at School Sparks

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