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« on: August 16, 2012, 06:51:07 AM »

There are many ways to learn children but sight words is the best way to give children better education. Children can easily learn many things withe the help of sight words. If there is any other process to learn children better education then suggest me about this.

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 03:52:45 PM »

Hello and welcome to the forum smile
The most effective way I have found in teaching my son sight words has been using the Little Reader program.  I finally made time to start customizing stories about my son's various adventures.  He loves seeing the stories about himself and is comfortable learning new things in the familiar style of his BrillKid lessons.  For a quick review every now and then I have shown him files created by ShenLi which flash the sight words.  Which you have found already. The  is to expose the child to the words as much as you can so they can become familiar and start remembering them. 

There are other programs that teach sight words like the preschool prep company offers DVDs, apps, workbooks etc.  my son learned the sight words through little reader about a year ago and he still is not ready to write in a workbook.

MonkiSee MonkiDo offers a set of sight word flash cards but since my son went through a phase of having to be in control of the flash cards it was almost impossible to teach him.  But with little reader all I had to do was hit play and watch.

If the child or children are a little older there are many games you can find to teach sight words.  Such as sight word bingo.  If you search the Internet you will find many.  You can also run a search on this forum to read previous threads about ideas, links and experiences others have posted about teaching sight words.

Every child is different you just have to get to know which learning methods are best suited for your situation and try to implement as much information as you are trying to teach.



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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 07:28:10 PM »

Personally I believe that children need more than just sight words - sight words are still great and most fluent readers and adult readers are sight word reading anyway, but having some phonemic awareness and phonics skills does aid reading. Most people are still arging the benefits of sight words vs phonics but I feel that it depends greatly on the age at which you start teaching a child (the younger they are the more they benefit from sight words and the older they are they more likely it is that phonics is what is needed).

I used Little Reader to teach my DD1 sight words and am using it again with my second child. I also used flashcards and the Key Words Reading Scheme from Ladybird. I started phonics with my eldest around age 2.5 and more advanced phonics from 3.5 years of age. She is just short of 5 and reading around a fourth grade level (it could be higher but I have never really looked to see what the difference is between a 4th and 5th grade reader) Focussing on high frequency words was very helpful, but so too was having a supply of sight words that I used to reinforce phonics (you know SHIP, now you can know SHALL and SHELL and SHAME etc)

Recently I started spelling with my DD1 and she is doing well but is spelling mostly phonetically however she is able to spell words with blends and I will see what happens when we get to long vowelled words - spelling can be mostly by sight, but is not always and then a knowledge of phonics and its intricacies is essential.

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 12:29:30 AM »

I agree with you Tanikit  smile
My son learned Letter sounds, blends and diagraph sounds the same time he was learning sight words and has been reading phonetically since he was about 17 months old.  He learned how to pronounce words like banana correctly by reading it.  For weeks he was calling it bunny until one day he was playing with his flashcards and he sounded it out.  his face lit up when he flipped the card and saw the picture.  He is now teaching himself how to spell.  It is truly amazing to watch him sound out a word as he is spelling it. 

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