Saturday, September 1, 2012
Tactile Sight Word Books
Sight words are an integral part of any reading program. Emergent readers need exposure and practice with high frequency words. I firmly believe in Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, and I found myself wondering how I could make sight words appeal to kinesthetic/ tactile learners.
GLITTER GLUE WAS MY SAVING GRACE!
I found these great index card notebooks/flip books on sale when I was doing my back to school shopping.
I grabbed a Sharpie and wrote my students' sight words in the flip book.
Then I traced the words using glitter glue! Pretty and practical!
Now the kiddos can use their finger to trace each sight word as they read it! I usually partner my struggling readers up with a buddy. The first reader traces and says each letter. Their buddy reads the words, and the first reader repeats the word. This helps students make a connection between the letters they are tracing with their fingers and the sight word. It's great practice for both students, and I find that the helper LOVES playing "teacher." :)