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When learning how to read and spell, children respond best to hands-on strategies. What better way to practice sight words than to use materials that will engage the visual, tactile, kinesthetic, and auditory senses.
Here is a list of my students’ and my own boys’ favorite ways to practice sight words and spelling. Check out astutehoot.com for even more great learning ideas for parents and teachers!
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Parents, does this sound familiar: ”I’m too tired to read,” “You read it to me mommy,” ”I already read at school today.” Sometimes having kids practice their reading at home can turn into a chore or a fight, even when children are capable readers. I was experiencing this at home with my own son, and my students at school. This inspired me to collaborate with my partners and develop the “Hoo Can Read?” flashcards. This learning game makes reading time fun and eliminates all the…Continue