from Patty George & Ashley Sutton | Buffalo State College
Learning sight words is an important part of learning how to read. Children need to recognize sight words quickly and efficiently so they can focus on comprehending the text they are reading. A multisensory approach is a great way to help children commit these tricky words to memory. In this video, teacher candidate Ashley Sutton (Exceptional Education) is demonstrating how to practice sight words at home with Play-Doh. If you don’t have Play-Doh, Ashley provides a recipe for how to make your own!
For a list of sight words, visit children’s author Jan Brett’s website to download your own beautifully illustrated sight word lists.
Visit the “We Are Teachers” blog to learn 40 creative ways to practice sight words in the classroom or at home. And check out the Buffalo State Global Literacy Channel for even more videos that will help the young readers and writers in your life.
Ashley Sutton is an undergraduate student in the Exceptional Education program at Buffalo State College. Following graduation in Fall of 2021, Ashley hopes to become a second-grade inclusion classroom or ESL teacher. Ashley enjoys baking and cooking and loves being an education major at Buffalo State because of the support and guidance received from her professors on her path to becoming a successful teacher.
Patricia George is a lecturer in the Elementary Education, Literacy and Educational Leadership Department and co-director of the Global Literacy Engagement initiative at Buffalo State College. Children's literature is the foundation of everything Patty does. She loves motivating teacher candidates to read to children and has worked extensively as a literacy consultant, coaching classroom teachers on effective reading and writing instruction.
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