My son is starting to learn to read. He loves the Pete the Cat “I Can Read!” books (I wrote about them here). I mostly read them and he sounds out words here and there. I also had him memorize the word “the” which is fun since it appears so often. He can just see it and say it now. I guess that is why reading teachers have kids memorize sight words. They are the most commonly appearing words so it helps to just know them fast and move on to sounding out more interesting words.
To help us isolate and practice sight words I created this print & fold mini book. My goal was to use the first 25 sight words just once in sentences that made sense with a few rebus images from the KBABCDoodles font thrown in for fun. This turned out to be a pretty lofty goal and I ended up with 4 words left over. So what do you do when you have leftovers? I made soup of course!
Print out the following PDF: sight words printable
Then fold according to these instructions…
Read it, illustrate it, add your name to the cover, and read it again!
I love making learning fun. How about you? Please share fun reading tools you have created and would like to share in comments (links welcome)!