Jewel Sight Words, Part 2

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There are so many things you can do with Sight Word/Alphabet Jewels.  I wanted to share a bit of my process. . .

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First, for emergent readers you MUST check LaDonna Wicklund’s I Can Read Songs.  I highly recommend these materials.  She has a very engaging DVD with songs about sight words.

You will find on this site beginning readers with featured sight words.

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I like to introduce the sight word and then have the child match the sight word jewel to the text.  Visual discrimination is important with the introduction of sight words.

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Not all children are ready for sight words.  I do not introduce sight words until all letters and letter sounds are mastered.

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This student is working on letter sounds and fluency.

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I have him reach in and pull out a letter, tell me its sound – then place it in proper order.

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I keep all of those emergent readers in a handy basket and record the children’s progress in my data book.

Have a wonderful week!

 

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  1. Susannah says:

    In your last picture on this post, I see some nice organization going on! I really love the idea of using jewels in this way. I am wondering if you could tell me more about how your organize/track the children’s learning and what all you do with the gems. I want to try this out in my classroom!

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    There are so many things you can do with Sight Word/Alphabet Jewels . I wanted to share a bit of my process.

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