If children have to sound out every word, reading becomes so hard and slow that children might want to give up, or if not, they will have a difficult time comprehending what they are reading. Learning high frequency words by sight helps children build confidence and fluency in their reading, and thus, reading becomes easier and makes more sense.
All I have to say is that learning to read is a lot of work...especially at the age of kindergarteners! Here are some things I enjoy doing in my classroom to drill these sight words into their growing brains.
|On the way out the door to recess or specials the students will say the sight word on my hand and then give me a high five for getting it right (with or without help)!|
|My intention was to have the hand a little bit bigger...but the kiddos still love it! I will be posting the hand print freebie in the next couple of days!|
I just posted our Robotic Nonsense Unit on Teachers Notebook. Check it out! My kiddos had so much fun with this unit and LEARNED A LOT, TOO!