Word building blocks Reading Activity

June 21, 1998

Sight Words for "Raising Dragons."

Guess the word:

baby

again

was

day

from

little

loud

mother

night

everywhere

believe

crops

Sight words are words that your child recognizes instantly without analysis. The larger the store of sight words, the more quickly and fluently the child is able to read. Words can be taken from your child's school work, from stories even the grocery store shelves. Keep the words in a box to enjoy and review.

Try this activity with words from "Raising Dragons" to build visual discrimination:

Print the words on index cards. Place them face-up on the table. Give your child a clue about one of the words, such as, "It begins the same way 'dog' does," or, "It has more than five letters and begins with the sound 'm.' " If your child guesses the word, then it becomes his or her turn to give the next clue.

Pub Date: 6/21/98

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