How To Teach Complex Words
Go through all the SnapWords®, pointing out word chunks or sound spellings so that when they come to a more complicated word, you can show how the larger word has pieces that are similar to much smaller words they already know. The brain loves making connections!
How to Help Your Child Recognize Sight Words in Books
A vast number of children have trouble just recognizing high-frequency words. The reason this is a problem is because sight words are a high percentage of the words children encounter in reading. The design of our SnapWords® emphasizes comprehension, correct usage, and word recognition.
How to Teach Sight Words and Sound Spellings Using a Big Book Story
It works so well to pre-teach specific sight words and sound spellings using a big book. Rather than jumping right in and reading the story with them, pre-teach and give them the lay of the land ahead of time. Doing this will help the focus concepts jump off the page and reading the story will be more successful.
Infographic: How to Effortlessly Teach Sight Words
Does it seem like your child just can’t learn sight words? Does he struggle with reading? You CAN help your child learn sight words. We will provide you with proven resources to help your child learn easily and in a way that makes sense for him - which means you will see results right away.
How to Teach Sight Words so They Will Stick
There are ways to let your children play this summer and still help boost their reading without paying for tutoring sessions or struggling with your children over spending time working on reading.
How to Teach Apostrophes
My students always had a really hard time understanding the use of apostrophes, both in making contractions and in possessive tense. I had to use little drawings and stories to drive the learning home in a way the children would remember.
My Secret to Teaching First Graders Over 600 Sight Words
Something about this process worked so well with these first graders that before very long, most of the class was on their SIXTH list of 100 words! By the end of the year, in the last week or so of the school year, I found myself making an EIGHTH list of 100 words for three of my kids.