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1 Strategies and Hands-on Activities for Teaching Sight Words
2 Clarion University of Pennsylvania Presented byDr. Deborah EllermeyerClarion University of PennsylvaniaDr. Kay ChickPenn State Altoona
3 What are sight words?Sight words are words that are recognized instantly and without any analysis.
4 Many sight words can’t be sounded out because they don’t follow decoding rules.
5 Sight words are high frequency words – the words most frequently occurring in reading materials.
6 Why do we teach sight words? Students who learn sight words have a good base for beginning reading instruction.
7 When do we teach sight words? Sight word instruction usually begins in kindergarten and continues into first and second grade, although struggling readers continue learning sight words beyond second grade.
8 Two Sight Word Lists Used by Teachers The Dolch Basic Word ListThe Fry Instant Word List
9 The Dolch Basic Word List Consists of 220 high frequency words"a" "and" "away" "big" "blue" "can" "come" "down" "find"
10 The Dolch Basic Word List Comprise approximately 50% - 75% of all the words found in reading materials
11 The Fry Instant Word List Consists of 1000 words which are divided into 10 groups of 100 words
12 The Fry Instant Word List First 300 words make up approximately 60% of the words found in reading material
13 Common Sight Word Practices Flashcard drillsWord list drillsWord walls
29 We Are Opposites We are opposites, And I’ll tell you more! I say after,And you say before.I look up,And you look down.I like to walk,You run to tow
30 I think it’s hot, You think it’s cold. I say it’s new, You say it’s old. I come in,And you go out.We are opposites,Let’s give a shout!We are oppositesIt’s like I said before.Think of your own.If you want any more!
31 Opposites Pyramid Objective to identify and read the antonym of a given sight word
32 Activity #2 We Are Opposites SetupOne copy of Opposites Pyramid pageper child
33 Write sight words on the board: SetupWrite sight words on the board:black on start to goodafter give yes up allout new under hot firstlittle bring come do fullrun always long light sitfull far clean right fast
34 Activity #2 We Are Opposites SetupWrite opposites on index cards and place in a paper bag.
35 Using the PoemsFamiliarize yourself with the poems in advance.
36 Using the PoemsPrint the poems on chart paper and highlight the sight words.
37 Using the PoemsPoint to the words as you read the poems aloud.
38 Using the PoemsRead the poems aloud several times and invite students to read with you.
39 Using the PoemsPrint the sight words on flashcards for practice in isolation. Hang poems on chart paper around the room and take poetry walks for practice in context.
40 Using the PoemsHave children print sight words on index cards and create individual sight word banks.
41 Using the PoemsHang the poems around the room to keep them visible for student practice.
43 Scholastic Teaching Resources by Deborah Ellermeyer
44 Resource Books by the Presenters Activities for Standards-based, Integrated Language Arts Instructionby: Deborah Ellermeyer & Kay ChickHolcomb Hathaway Publishers(Grades K-6)The many activities in Activities for Standards-Based, Integrated Language Arts Instruction were designed to meet the instructional needs of teacher educators, pre- and in-service teachers, and students in grades K–6. Designed for versatility, the book can serve as a companion text for existing language arts textbooks in university-level language arts methods courses, or it can be used independently as a valuable teacher-resource book.
45 Resource Books by the Presenters Multicultural American History through Children’s Literatureby: Deborah Ellermeyer & Kay ChickTeacher Ideas Press (Grades 3-6)This integrated teacher resource provides lesson ideas for the instruction of social studies and history concepts within the context of quality multicultural children's books and picture books. Each chapter focuses on three picture books related to various multicultural themes in American history. Chapters are organized chronologically, and by theme, and include book summaries, materials lists, student-centered activities, related books and poetry, and links to national history standards. Multicultural themes include: the Old West, American Revolution, Slavery, Civil War, World War II and the Holocaust.
46 Resource Books by the Presenters Ancient Civilizations Reader’s Theaterby: Deborah Ellermeyer & Judy RowellCreative Teaching Press(Grades 5 – 6)This book features fun reader’s theater scripts that foster reading fluency, improve text comprehension, build vocabulary, and help students understand ancient civilizations that include: the Aztecs, Inca, Maya, Etruscans, Minoans, Romans, Chinese Han, Indus River Valley culture, and the Mesopotamians.
47 Resource Books by the Presenters All About the Weatherby: Deborah Ellermeyer & Judy RowellEvan-Moor (Grades PreK – K)This 208 page, full color, thematic resource book features colorful storybooks with flannel board pieces and ready-to-use activities to teach skills and concepts across the whole early childhood curriculum. Activities center around reading, math, art, dramatic play, cooking, music, outdoor fun and movement.
48 Resource Books by the Presenters All About My Worldby: Deborah Ellermeyer & Judy RowellEvan-Moor (Grades PreK – K)This 208 page, full color, thematic resource book features colorful storybooks with flannel board pieces and ready-to-use activities to teach skills and concepts across the whole early childhood curriculum. Activities center around reading, math, art, dramatic play, cooking, music, outdoor fun and movement.