Today's list of "sight words" can be found in our Story Time selection, "The Selfish Giant."
"Sight words" are the words that occur most commonly in all reading materials. While many sight words can be phonetically sounded out, most become readily recognizable through repetition.
Young children often learn to associate spoken words with printed forms on signs, cereal boxes or television screens before they learn to read from books.
See if your child can find these words in "The Selfish Giant."
Print each word on an index card, punch a hole in the corner anattach them together with yarn or a ring.
Put them on cards in a file box or a shoe box labeled with you child's name. Your child can then decorate the box with wrapping paper, stickers or crayons.
Play games with the words: Tell your child the word and ask hito use it aloud in a sentence.
Alphabetize the cards.
Draw a tree with branches on a large piece of paper, and writtoday's words on each of the branches. Your child can "climb" the tree by reading each word.
B6 Susan Rapp, director of the Village Reading Center
Pub Date: 4/05/98