Sightwords, a great website to help kids learn to read

A great way for grandparents to help their grandchildren to read is to take a look at the website Sightwords.com .

This new website is a comprehensive sequence of teaching activities, techniques, and materials for one of the building blocks of early child literacy, and this collection of resources is designed to help teachers, parents, and caregivers teach a child how to read. They combine the latest literacy research with decades of teaching experience to bring you the best methods of instruction to make teaching easier, more effective, and more fun.

Sight words build speed and fluency when reading. Accuracy, speed, and fluency in reading increase reading comprehension. The sight words are a collection of words that a child should learn to recognize without sounding out the letters. The sight words are both common, frequently-used words and foundational words that a child can use to build a vocabulary. Combining sight words with phonics instruction increases a child’s speed and fluency in reading.

This website includes a detailed curriculum outline to give you an overview of how the individual lessons fit together. It provides detailed instructions and techniques to show you how to teach the material and how to help a child overcome common roadblocks. It also includes free teaching aids, games, and other materials that you can download and use with your lessons.

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