Thanks to brain specialist Fritz Mengert, I learned how to use a red dot in my reading instruction. Mengert told me that placing a red dot in the center of a word helps kids focus on the middle rather than just the beginning.
How I Got 18 out of 23 Kids to Master 100% of Their Sight Words
Making Words: File folders with sticky notes on the inside that have letters on them, use the sticky notes to make words. Could use velcro tabs an laminated cards for guided reading groups or word work center.
Here is a fun way for Kindergarten kids to work on their fine motor skills while gaining confidence reading word families. These 20 FREE Kindergarten Word Family Sliders are a fun homeschool language arts activity for kids.
Head Hunters Sight Word Game: Each student gets a card with a sight word to stick on his/her head. Students roam around the room reading sight words. They draw a line from their peer's name to the sight word they read off their peer's forehead. So fun!