As you walk this journey of teaching your child how to read, I would suggest that you teach sight words in isolation after your child has mastered letter recognition and sounds. Here are a few suggestions:
- Look at a list and then introduce sight words in isolation. After you’ve done that, have your child read a sentence with the sight words they’ve just learned.
- Make sure instruction is brief. Only work with your child for 10-15 minutes a day.
- Create a word wall at home so that your child can see the words that they are learning.
- Allow your child to practice the words (in a book, using flashcards, or writing a sentence) and give them positive feedback.
- Have your child point out sight words that they’ve learned when you are outside of the house.
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