Learning sight words while reading together is one of the best ways to teach sight words because it provides an opportunity for children to practice sight words in context.
Children need to hear good, fluent reading, and reading together is how they develop a love for books. It is a magical time for them because it is time spent with you and only you. Looking at the pictures and discussing them builds vocabulary, and imagining what comes next is the foundation of comprehension.
There are some things you can do to help build the child’s sight word vocabulary while you read.
LET THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
Children often confuse similar looking words. When this happens - or when she is not sure of a word - placing a red dot in the middle can help her see the middle of the word.
The dots may be placed right on word cards and privately owned books, but for library books you will want to put a red dot on a piece of clear plastic and use that as you read together.
Red dots may also be used to improve reading fluency. Click on the red dot below for details.
Word Walls - an overview