Sight Words Progress Board
Supplies Needed; Fish shapes, poster board, green streamers, small stickers, a black pen and glue.
Write a sight word on each fish and glue them to the poster board. Glue streamers to the bottom of the board to imitate kelp.
As the child reads each sight word, add a sticker to that fish. This will let you know their strengths and weaknesses, and allow them to feel accomplished.
Paint Sample Spelling
This was a quick and easy way to teach children about word sounds, rhyming, and early reading. We used print outs of simple words (see templates below), a large hole punch, and a little paste to create these. Ask the child to sound out the first word, then slide the paint sample down to create new words.
*be sure to number the backs of the lists and paint samples so that they don't get used on different papers.
Play Dough Literacy
This simple project helps children learn the shapes of the letters. It will help them develop writing and reading skills. Working the play dough develops fine motor skills that will be used for writing as well as hand eye coordination. While they put the play dough onto the letter tell them the letter name and the sounds it makes. This will help them associate the sound of the letter with the shape giving them the skills they will need to sight read.
It is important to introduce literacy at an early age. You can do this by exposing them to print in multiple areas of their life, such as letter magnets, books, posters with words, and songs about letters.