Sight Word Remediation: Sight Word Remediation

 
 
 
Sight Word Remediation
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Individual Instruction

Sight Word Remediation

Struggling readers often struggle for various reasons. These can include a lack of understanding of phonics skills or not knowing the grade level sight words. This strategy shows a student undergoing a round of sight word practice by having him read a word on a card or post-it. This strategy allows the student to self assess by sorting words that he can read or can't read. By providing a visual of how many he knows versus how many he doesn't know allow him to feel successful, but at the same time understand that before his "I Can Read" pile grows larger, he will need to study all the difficult words he didn't know.  

Strategy Resources (3)
Teacher Planning Resource
 
 
This is a yearly target grid that is given to parents during conferences. It shows parents what the goals are for each trimester and whether or not their child met the goals for reading levels and sight words.
Student Handout
 
 
This is the sight word list that students must know before the end of the academic school year. The first column consists of the words required by the completion of kindergarten. A copy is given to parents throughout the school year to inform parents about their child's progress and to practice with them as well.
Teacher Planning Resource
 
 
This is a yearly target grid that is given to parents during conferences. It shows parents what the goals are for each trimester and whether or not their child met the goals for reading levels and sight words.
Student Handout
 
 
This is the sight word list that students must know before the end of the academic school year. The first column consists of the words required by the completion of kindergarten. A copy is given to parents throughout the school year to inform parents about their child's progress and to practice with them as well.
Raul Gonzalez
Aspire Titan Academy
Los Angeles, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Long
Subject:
English / Language Arts
Grade:
First grade
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