Sight Word Puzzle
First grade students benefit from learning to read words quickly and automatically. This is especially true of high-frequency words (words that appear frequently in written language, and which often do not follow phonetic rules). The key to learning these words, of course, is having lots of exposure to them with repeated practice. But if you’re puzzled as to how to go beyond the basic flashcard approach to sight word practice, here’s an activity that can help! In this “out-of-the-box” approach to practicing sight words, practice looks a lot like play!
What You Need:
- A 100-piece puzzle
- A permanent black marker with extra fine point
- A list of sight words that your child needs to know (Ask for one from your child’s teacher or use some from the list below.)