Tuesday, October 29, 2013

learning sight words

We have had really great success with using these sight word cards called SnapWords. 

(SnapWord cards on the left, homemade on the right.)  :)

Each card has a picture on the front with the word embedded into it.  On the back, there is a motion and a little story to tell along with the word as well as the word written in print only. 

When he is working with the cards, I will often just have to start the motion and he can say the word.  Other times, he tells the story aloud to himself and then can remember the word. 

Many of the words, he can read without the picture at this point.  This is the most he's ever been able to do.  Now we are working on transferring this sight word knowledge to when he's reading a book. 

This part of our homework time is easy - Ben is moving and talking and it works.  :)


  1. Awesome! Thank you for sharing! I am sure we will be investing in those next year. I am glad you are having successful homework interventions!

  2. Thank you for sharing this! I just ordered a pack for my daughter!! :)