Where Did Sight Word 60 Come From?
And thus was born Sight Word 60 and yes, Sight Word 60 IS aligned to the science of reading.
What Is Sight Word 60?
The premise of Sight Word 60 is that in the course of a school week, 5 days, students get more than 60 exposures to each sight word and that happens in just a few minutes each day. No long lessons. A few high-impact, engaging minutes to teach sight words. Plus students also get practice decoding the words so they’re getting mulitple tools and strategies for being good readers.
YES! Decoding sight words is possible and should be used along with automaticity. It’s also important to bring orthographic mapping into your sight word routine. All this said, sight words aren’t bad. Teaching automaticity with sight words isn’t bad. What’s important to remember is to teach multiple strategies and provide all the tools to read and write.
Sight Word 60 works with any sight word list. Dolch. Fry. And if your district is like mine, we have our own list that changes frequently (and by frequently it depends on who you ask because when you ask different people you get a different list…but that’s beside the point…). My district requires our kindergarten students to master 100 words.
How Does Sight Word 60 Work?
Day 1 is introducing the words.
Sentences: Sight Word 60 Day 2
Sentences: Sight Word 60 Day 3
Sight Word Grids: Sight Word 60 Day 4
Games: Sight Word 60 Day 5
Our Sight Word 60 Creation has all the detailed instrucstion for each day compiled in one place for you, plus templates, word cards, parent letter, games/activites and more! It’s available on TPT & in the TKS Store.
These sight word resources support independent and small group practice with sight words all year long!
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