A Fun Way to Learn Sight Words

All teachers know the importance of sight words in reading and writing instruction (well, at least I hope all of them do). A few years ago I came up with a way to practice and learn sight words that’s a lot of fun – and my students helped me do it! We came up with a song containing 42 of the most common sight words primary student need to know.. Read More

So Many Kids, So Little Time

I’ve worked at many different schools over the years and as different as they are, they all have one thing in common: there are so many students who need extra support. Not surprising, I know. Every school in America probably falls into the same category but what are we to do about it? As a classroom teacher I did anything and everything I could think of to provide my students.. Read More

Sight Word Solution

When I’m working with teachers to improve student writing skills I’m often asked about sight words. Teachers can feel frustrated with their students’ lack of awareness when using sight words in their writing. Why can students read them correctly but not write them accurately on their own? The simple answer is that reading is an input activity, while writing is an output activity. While reading does take great attention and.. Read More

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