My school adopted the National Geographic reading series. I love it but wanted something for Word Work. I took some of the spelling words, Fry Words, words from the story and put them into a document that lets students explore how words work. I don’t give spelling tests. Instead, assessment of their spelling is through their writing. Students make individual spelling goals.
On the first day of the week I use my document camera to show the words on my Sharp Panel. As a class we highlight the sound together and then we draw simple pictures of each word.
When teaching sight words remember these points:
- Match visuals with the word
- Presenting the word in a variety of ways and authentic situations
- Reading the word in literature
- Match oral with visual
- Write the word (Kids and adults don’t like to write something 4x each. Create authentic situations for writing the word.)