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 multiple tools and strategies for being good readers.
YES! Decoding sight words is possible and should be used along with automaticity. This is so important because the research tells us that decoding is the most efficient way to build automaticity. Students need to decode a word 1-8 times according to research. Since Sight Word 60 gives you more than that we’re providing the necessary practice so that the words can be orthographically mapped into students’ memory. 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.
How Does Sight Word 60 Work?
Day 1 is introducing the words.
With Decoding: Sight Word 60 Day 1
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 instructions for each day compiled in one place for you, plus templates, word cards, a parent letter, games/activities, 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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