mauve asks:

hi,i would like 2 know how 2 make learning of sight words easy?for example=giraffe

In Topics: Helping my child with reading
> 60 days ago



Jun 19, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

Sight words are words that your child should recognize on sight (without sounding out) to increase reading fluency. Sight words depend on your child's age and reading ability, but usually begin with the most common words, such as "the".

Fluency makes reading easier, quicker, and more enjoyable.

I like this list of how to make learning sight words fun:

I often use the collage technique for literacy skills--it is a great visual representation and helps a child recognize the same letters or words in many different contexts, fonts, and sizes.

You'll notice many of these techniques are "hands on" and/or highly visual.

For more on sight words, check out these articles on

Candace Lindemann, Ed.M. - JustAsk Expert
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