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Posted on October 13, 2015 1:29 am
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aReByT
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Enriching Students
I have a Kindergarten student that knows 270 of the 300 Fry sight words. During regular sight word instruction for the remainder of my students, she is very bored. What are some enrichment opportunities I could provide her with so she remains focused and doesn't get bored?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 13, 2015 3:08 am

QejyHu
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Can you give her the sight words for the next grade level from previous years? That way she is doing advanced work but she is not learning words that when she gets to first grade that she will be bored out of her mind. She will be an advanced reader.
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Sarah Drake
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Accelerating content for high achievers is necessary because boredom can lead to off-task behavior, disruption, but most dangerously to squandered talent.
  Posted on: October 13, 2015 1:04 pm

meXyHy
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I would also start to give her some more challenging material.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 8:40 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 18, 2015 3:18 pm

Sophy Shabana
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The student can be encouraged to use some of the words in short sentences. I use an interactive notebook where they utilze the sight words in sentences, cut out the pre- made words and stick them in order. Then they will attempt to write out the sentences. The next step would be to draw a picture that is connected to their sentences.
If the student has access to an ipad, they can record themselves on the Show Me app, where they can read out the sentence that they structured utilizing the sight word and explain the picture. This is a great motivation for the students as they like to listen and see their recording.
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Solution 3
Posted October 14, 2015 1:15 am

zaRaQy
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Does she know the sight words in isolation or both in isolation and content? Next, I would have her read the words in content and use them in writing. If she has these two things down. If you have access to a computer or IPad there are many programs the student can use to spell the words. It is important that they know their sight words in reading, but several students have a hard time with spelling.
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Solution 4
Posted October 13, 2015 9:18 pm

PeSuQy
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Find a learning strategy that the student enjoys, such as puzzles and find a way to incorporate them into her instruction. She could possibly be a teacher helper and she could help her classmates. (If I learned anything from my own children being in Kindergarten, they enjoy telling others what they know)
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QuvuLy
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I completely agree that the higher achieving students can help other students within the classroom.
  Posted on: October 18, 2015 7:40 pm

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Solution 5
Posted October 9, 2016 1:07 am

uVupuz
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I would have the student manipulate the words somehow. Maybe have her add some affixes, create a short story, make compound words?
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Solution 6
Posted October 10, 2016 1:05 am

uBuDap
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Find some activities that can incorporate the same words into her assignments, but in a different context. For example, she may know what the words says, but can she use them? It's a delicate situation as you don't want to keep pushing her ahead, as this same issue will arise next grade level.
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Solution 7
Posted October 2, 2017 2:56 pm

aWyVys
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I would allow her to make a sentence as we are discussing the specific sight words that we are covering. So as I introduce a sight word, I would ask this student to use this word in a sentence aloud as an example for her peers.
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