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:

  1. 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.
  2. Make sure instruction is brief.  Only work with your child for 10-15 minutes a day.
  3. Create a word wall at home so that your child can see the words that they are learning.
  4. Allow your child to practice the words (in a book, using flashcards, or writing a sentence) and give them positive feedback.
  5. Have your child point out sight words that they’ve learned when you are outside of the house.

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