Little H is now in her second month of Kindergarten.
She is loving school and very anxious to learn how to read and write.
Her teacher has already begun the learning-to-read process with the introduction of sight words.
Sight words, also called high frequency words, are commonly used words that young children are encouraged to memorize as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognize these words in print without having to use any strategies to decode.
In the classroom, teachers focus on learning 3-5 sight words a week by incorporating the words in every day activities.
To help Little H grow her sight word vocabulary bank, I decided to make her some sight word rings.
What are sight word rings?
Sight word rings are flashcards held together by a metal ring. You can easily make them yourself.
How to make a sight word ring:
1. Print out the words you want to include on the ring.
2. Cut out the word cards.
3. Hole punch each one on the left side of the card.
4. Insert a metal ring through all the holes and fasten it shut.
Viola! You have a ready-to-use teaching tool for daily reading practice.
Now you need a place to get the sight word lists by level.
Luckily, I have links for you.
How to use sight word rings:
This is a great activity and kids end up loving their sight word rings and moving through the levels.
You will see tremendous progress in your child’s reading fluency as they commit sight words to memory.
Just make sure to keep the activities fun. Children learn best when they are engaged and what they’re doing is entertaining.
So go on … go make some Sight Word Rings for your kids!
You won’t regret it.