As a Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher I have spent a lot of time teaching students how to sound out decodable words and sight words. A LOT of time!
At some point in the year students master that d-o-g spells dog but many struggle to read the sentence "I see the dog." Give them the words individually and no problem:"I" "see" "the" "dog."
Students need practice reading decodable and sight words in contexts. Outside of learning to read we are rarely asked to read just one word in isolation.
I made some resources to practice reading decodable and sight words in context. This will help students become stronger decoders and encourage them to read fluently.
The name says it all... First students read the sentence, then they trace it, next they write the sentence themselves and finally they illustrate the sentence!
I have created 5 versions of Read-Trace-Write-Draw activities to cover different reading levels from kindergarten through second grade.
These worksheets are structured so that students learn what is expected of them! Soon they will be able to complete them independently. These activities are perfect for a center, morning work, homework, small group practice, etc.
Try out a FREEBIE with a sample page from each Read-Trace-Write-Draw resource! I hope these help your developing readers!
If you are interested in sight word centers and games check these out! I have Fundations Trick Word Centers for Levels K through 2. I also offer EDITABLE sight word games! These can be used with any list of words!
Click on the picture to view the sight word game! (This is just a sample of my available games, check the rest out in my TPT store!)
Miriam taught kindergarten and first grade for 5+ years in New Orleans.