Growing Readers: Sight Word Steps

growingreaderspngAt “Growing Readers” storytime, I lead a group storytime filled with literacy activities for the first half hour of the program. Afterwards, the kids go to activity tables staffed by teen volunteers to play and do more activities. Each storytime has five different activity tables. I spend my time floating around and talking to parents/caregivers about early literacy. Through the table activities (and my guidance), I hope that parents learn tips on how to work with their young readers and how literacy is so much more than just reading. The kids just see the activities as fun!

Table Activity: Sight Word Steps
Every Child Ready to Read Skill: Reading

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Another purchase from Lakeshore Learning. This would be super easy to replicate though just by laminating cardstock and putting puffy paint on the back to prevent slipping.

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The older kids appreciated practicing their sight words, but the preschoolers seemed a little bit lost. I wound up making modifications based on age. “Can you jump to a word that has the letter T in it?” Teen volunteers needed a bit more direction with this one than I anticipated. I had to demonstrate for a few minutes with the kids around. After that, everyone seemed to have a good time with this one.

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