Hey everyone! Recently I came across an amazing site for parents and teachers alike to help support reading growth, and I would love to share it with you!
Sightwords.com is chock-full of resources to help teach phonemic awareness, sight words and to foster fluency. Everything is free, including their full phonemic awareness curriculum, words lists and game printables.
As a teacher, I constantly got questions from parents on where to start with enforcing reading skills. There was a huge desire to learn the right progression, how to go about introducing concepts and keeping up with them afterward. This site is a wonderful place to start in gaining an understanding of the progression of teaching reading skills. It is simple, easy to navigate and walks you through the steps to building solid reading skills. All of the games listed include materials needed (usually very few), a video of how to introduce the activity, and the printables needed. You can find both Fry and Dolch sight word lists in ready-to-print PDF files as well.
Summer is just around the corner, and there is no better time to start checking out reading activities that you can incorporate at home to help your child continue to grow over the break!
You might also want to check out these prior posts on reading:
21 Ideas to Help Your Child Learn Letters and Letter Sounds
Specific Techniques to Help Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills