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Posted on October 20, 2014 3:50 am
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Sight Words
Mrs. Smith is a Kindergarten teacher and she is currently sending home weekly sight word lists with her students. She notices that the students know the words on the day she assesses, but they are quickly forgotten afterward. What are some methods that she can implement to ensure that the students retain the words?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 19, 2015 6:38 pm

uHugyT
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She can use a variety of different strategies to help them remember the words. She can have them write the words three times each week, she can use flash cards and once the student has mastered a word (perhaps gotten it right each day for a week), it will be removed and replaced with a different word (and they might get a small reward).
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eQyVuj
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Great suggestion. Allow students to memorize them in a unique way.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 4:51 pm

Rezaty
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Thanks for sharing
  Posted on: March 11, 2015 4:27 pm

Kathy Allen
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Great idea to reinforce the words!
  Posted on: February 23, 2018 7:37 pm

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Solution 2
Posted February 20, 2015 8:37 pm

aBudyP
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She can do a class activity called "I spy sight words". She can put up sight words around the room and have students put on fun glasses without a lens and take turns spotting sight words. After all the sight words are found the teacher can go over them all with the students reading them once more.
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eQyVuj
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This is a great idea. Allows students to get up move around and the students will participate in a fun activity.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 4:52 pm

Rezaty
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Thanks for sharing
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Solution 3
Posted October 22, 2014 1:17 pm

yvesyv
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To ensure that that students retain the words she can use a mixed list strategy to make sure that the words are rotating. This way students are getting consistent practice with all words.
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Rezaty
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Thanks for sharing
  Posted on: March 11, 2015 4:28 pm

nydyra
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I think the words in rotation is a good way to keep them fresh.
  Posted on: October 17, 2015 8:53 am

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Solution 4
Posted February 26, 2015 7:57 pm

BuMynu
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Mrs. Smith could try a fun activity with the sight words after they are learned, and before the assessment. Then, review after the assessment before moving on to more words.
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eQyVuj
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Yes a continued review after the section is a good idea.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 4:53 pm

Rezaty
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Thanks for sharing
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Solution 5
Posted February 22, 2015 4:28 am

ajybus
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There are numerous methods that could be implemented to ensure that students retain previously learned site words. One idea that is specifically good for kindergartens is to make a song with each site word. I previously interned in a class where the teacher taught the sign language of each site word and the students would sing the site words as they did the accompanying sign. The song was very simplistic and redundant with each site word therefore it was easy for students to learn.
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Solution 6
Posted February 24, 2015 3:54 pm

zyWute
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I think a good way she could have the students remember them longer would be to have flash card practice with the words on a weekly basis. As well as having some of the old words appear on newer quizzes, making the students really know they need to learn them.
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Solution 7
Posted February 22, 2015 5:50 pm

ugeBeS
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I would create a word wall for all sight words that are learned throughout the year. As a list of sight words is assessed, the students can post the sight word and a use of the word under the appropriate letter on the word wall. This way students can access all of the words throughout the year.
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Solution 8
Posted March 9, 2015 2:15 pm

yPyjeW
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I found, with my own little boy, that working sightwords into every day conversation GREATLY impacted his understanding AND retention of words. So that when assessments did occur, it wasn't new, unimportant information. It was just every day conversation. I would keep lists up around the house, as well as in my car, and even after he had been tested on words, I would ask questions using those words in an applicable situation.
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Solution 9
Posted March 1, 2015 4:57 am

dubaNu
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Mrs. Smith could play games with her students to help them remember. For example, she could play "Sight Word Bingo." She could also have a sight word test every month and use the past words that the students have learned.
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Solution 10
Posted March 10, 2015 11:43 pm

emazag
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Mrs. Smith should point out to her students the sight words to her students when they are being used in other subjects, use them in journal writings and use them as word of the day where a sight word is written on the board and then hidden in the classroom and the students have to find it. The first student who finds it wins a prize.
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Solution 11
Posted March 14, 2015 7:30 pm

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Sight words are an important part of instruction and pre-reading. I have use flash cards, games, modeling/spelling, drawing words, and other research based activities to help students learn and retain sight word knowledge. Once sight words have been learned, it is important to continue challenging the students by increasing simple sight words to phrases and then onto reading simple books.
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Solution 12
Posted March 14, 2015 9:53 pm

Xunezu
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Mrs. Smith could implement a High-Five game in her classroom. She could write each of the week's sight words on a hand-shaped cutout. She could choose two words each day and post them on the door frames of the classroom, one inside and one outside. As students exit the classroom, as they do several times each day, they could name the sight word and give it a high-five if they get it correctly. As they enter the room again , they could do the same with the other word. The teacher would be present to monitor whether or not the student said the word correctly, and if they didn't they could tell them the word, have them repeat it, and then allow them to give it a high-five. Students in our school love this game, especially when they get to jump a little to reach it!
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Solution 13
Posted October 1, 2015 2:46 pm

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There are multiple solutions for this problem. I find it much more effective when the students use their sight words from that week to make a sentence using the sight words. For example, I can see the ___. Then having the students sound out an ending word to finish the sentence. "I can see the cat." Then allowing them to draw a picture about their sentence underneath their sight words
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Solution 14
Posted October 11, 2015 5:06 pm

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Mrs. Smith can take the last few minutes of each day to go over old sight words. By continuously bringing up the students old sight words, their minds will start to remember the older sight words as well as learning new ones each week. The teacher can also have the students go home and practice with their parents, grandparents, guardians, or older siblings.
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