by Sarah K Major November 08, 2017
We are excited to share Beyond Sight Words Activities with you today!
This amazing product sprang into being fueled by Sarah’s concern that children not simply learn to read sight words, but that they truly learn to READ.
Reading involves recognizing words, yes, but also means knowing how to figure out unknown words, understanding fully the meaning of the words in context and what the passage is communicating.
Rather than teach sight words in isolation, Sarah chose to create over 1270 pages of activities that begin with learning SnapWords®, but then use those SnapWords® as a springboard to study all the other elements of reading!
Vocabulary and word recognition – we use SnapWords® for this reading skill. We have over 640 words in our 607 Kits that are embedded in images, have body motions and sentences for comprehension.
Comprehension – in addition to comprehension gained from using SnapWords, BSWA contains additional comprehension activities at every level
Spelling – children learn to use their visual memory to recall the spelling of words rather than relying on memorization of spellings.
Writing – every level has illustrated writing prompts that utilize the SnapWords the students have just learned
Phonics – as children learn sight words, they learn the phonics principles that apply to each word. Additional words are taught that follow the same sound spelling as the target SnapWords®
Phonemic awareness – Each level has activities that focus on the sounds in words and how to manipulate them.
Alphabetic principle – Included are activities where children practice putting words in ABC order
Reading Fluency – each level contains a reading passage that is sight word heavy so children can practice reading fluency with passages on their level
The benefits to the child are obvious!
BSWA and SnapWords will take a child from non-reading to reading proficiently to the third grade level.
This product is for those who already have SnapWords® Lists A-E.
Total Printable Pages 1279
Answer Keys Included
Teaching Duration – a year or more, depending on the child
Start enjoying BSWA today! You will save so much time searching for effective and engaging activities - and your students will benefit tremendously!
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