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Sight Words and Word Families Week 3

Welcome to Sight Words and Word Families Week 3 where I will be sharing with you some free samples of worksheets, readers and activities that you may find useful in your classroom or home. You can read about Sight Words and Word Families Week 1 here.  You can read about Sight Words and Word Families Week 2 here.  Week 3 focus sight words: is, it, like, my Focus word family: am (Click the photo to download the sight words and word family word wall. Click here to purchase the complete Pre-Primer Sight Words Word Wall packet and here for the complete Word Family Posters packet.) Let’s begin by looking at some sight word beginning and struggling reader booklets. By far, my favourite booklets are the flip books. (Click here to view them in my store, or the picture to download free samples.) Children are not only reading the focus word in context, but if you using the accompanying worksheets, your beginning writers can also practice writing a sentence correctly. These booklets are definitely going to boost your beginning reader’s self esteem when they see that they were able to make their own booklet AND also read it! Another favourite reading activity of mine comes from the Sight Words Fluency Reading Homework packet. I created this packet for beginning readers to develop reading fluency, but it will definitely help your struggling readers too. The next set of early reader books focuses on comprehension as well as fluency and is included in the Reading Comprehension Sight Word Readers (Pre-Primer) packet. If you’re looking for a simple but effective way to to practice each new sight word as you introduce it, you can’t go wrong with the cut and paste word work set. Another fun way to practice sight word building and writing the focus word is with the Sight Words Build a Word booklets. For those kiddos who need handwriting practice as well as writing and reading and the sight word in context, you should check out my Sight Words Handwriting Book. If your kiddos are ready to tackle guided sentence writing, then this cut and paste sentence worksheet might be helpful. While booklets and worksheets are all necessary tools for teaching early reading skills, I am a big believer in hands-on activities. Building bricks are big hit in our home – in fact, all my kids (including my son in the 8th grade) play on daily basis with their Legos. So yep, I went along and created... read more

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