A brief teacher's guide to sight words designed as a lesson outline including suggested activities
dolch words to learn
Type of Material:
This is a brief lesson provided for teachers to teach sight words to students. It is fairly cut and dry, stating the required steps, including the use of flashcards.
Solid internet connection, although the page itself can be saved and viewed offline.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
• To recognize words from the Dolch sight word list in context
Reading remediation, teaching sight words to children
Target Student Population:
This was created for elementary school teachers for use in the reading/writing disciplines, in order to assist in the teaching of sight words.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
knowledge of alphabet
reading readiness skills
The material would be helpful for introducing a beginning teacher or education student to the the concept of sight words and a few strategies for showing them to students.
This lesson is simple and brief. It includes an estimated time frame (30 minutes) to complete the lesson.
• This is more or a concept introduced than a fully fleshed out lesson. Perhaps demonstrating every part of the lesson with a few words would make the lesson more useful.
The content itself is presented in a clear and concise manner, although the presentation seems a bit static.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
For beginning teachers, this could provide the early stages of an outline for a lesson plan. It would, however, require the user to find other materials with which to complete the lesson including relevant readers, sight word lists, and activities.
This lesson is commonly used in the Preschool and Kindergarten classroom, as it is the standard way to teach children sight words. It is known to be the most effective way of teaching these category of words to children at this level of their education.
While the lesson presents an overview of sight word learning strategies, it does not add any significant information. It does not demonstrate with any concrete materials.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The material is easily read.
This lesson is more of a brief how-to, rather than an educational material to be used in the classroom. The usability comes from the creation of index cards on the user's part and the implementation into his/her classroom.
Contains multiple typos in this text-only document.
Other Issues and Comments:
Although this resource clearly states the steps to teaching sight words to early elementary students, it does not offer any suggestions as to how variations can be made to liven things up, in terms of interactivity and student engagement.
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