Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sight Word Stairs



Katey is rapidly learning sight words.  She still needs plenty of drills to keep up on the ones she already knows plus adding in the new ones. 


Sure we have card games; matching, pile up, go fish, bingo and the like. 


We were really in the mood for something to switch it up. 


We came up with Sight Word Stairs. 


Katey made the flashcards. 


We lined them up the stairs.


She has to read them as she came up and down the stairs.    (We moved them to the edge so they were out of the way for the rest of the family.)  


Some of our rules.

  • She does NOT have to read them each and every time she uses the stairs, but she does need to do them 3-4 times a day. 
  • New words are added in with more repetition, older words dwindle down to once.
  • Right now I do not time her, but to make it more of a race in the future we may incorporate this into it.  (She loves races)
  • Sometimes I will put a prize at the top or bottom, it will not be every time and she is not to expect it.  (some prizes are a read aloud book, apple slices with peanut butter, educational computer time, a small candy,  a sticker, well you get the idea.)


We have really been enjoying this activity in our house and I hope you will as well. 

1 comment:

Tiff said...

this is a really good idea. I've been looking for some ideas that I can use for Gabi. She's 3 1/2 and has started sounding out words (it's actually kind of funny)


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