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Teaching Sight Words Part 5: Lots and Lots of Practice

This is the final post for this series on teaching sight words. You might want to read PART 1 , PART 2 , PART 3  and Part 4 before continuing reading.

There are many ways to teach sight words. The most important thing to remember when teaching sight words is to provide opportunities for students to move back and forth between working on sight words as readers and writers. When students are interacting with the words in a kinesthetic nature, it helps them better remember the letter sequence of each sight word and attach the sounds with corresponding letter names.

Students also need to recognize that these words exist in the books they read and serve a purpose for them to communicate their message as writers. Whenever possible, read the words in connected text first and then allow them to apply what they learned when they are composing their own texts.

The rest of this blog post will address several ways to help students practice and apply sight word knowledge.
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