10 April 2009

Sight Words

Years ago, I got a free sample of some Post-It "Sight Words". I tucked the package away, figuring that someday we'd be working on teaching Miss M. to read. The time has come.



We've been having fun with them - they're the super sticky Post-Its, so they don't fall off the wall. They're up near our kitchen table, and we move them around trying to make sentences. Alas, there are very few sentences that work with just the existing words, so I resorted to an index card with a modified noun.

Using the following ten words with no added nouns, how many sentences can you make?

A - Am - I - Is - Like - Me - On - The - To - We

12 comments:

slouching mom said...

I can make a few, but they all make the subject sound as if s/he is in need of a psychiatric intervention, LOL!

For example: I like me. We like me. I am like me. (?) I am on me. (?) I am on to me. <-- I like this one!

phd in yogurtry said...

haha..I came up with the very same .. I like me. I am like me.

"The" is no help here at all. Nouns needed big time.

heidi said...

The "We" to me, is like I am "On."

Woman in a Window said...

Magnetic poetry! My daughter loves it!

painted maypole said...

we struggled with this when MQ started reading... she was so bored by the list of 2 letter words. even the three letter words. my kingdom for a VERB and a NOUN please! when we could finally make sentences and stories than she became very interested in READING. and today, for the first time, I noticed her trying to read and sing along in church.

Mayberry said...

It's very Galway Kinnell.

Whatever happens. Whatever what is is is what. I want. Only that. But that.

Alas, you can't even quite do that.

flutter said...

oh, the possibilities!

Cold Spaghetti said...

Just curious: are there certain ones that trip her up continuously? Will has struggled with THE for months. ARE was a tough one, too. I'm wondering if the same words cause problems for other kids?

(Although I suspect that part of the problem with "THE" is that there is no clear and direct French translation -- he asks all the time what 'le'/'la' is in English and what 'the' is in French.)

kathy a. said...

i love that you need to add new words. sending a virtual super-sticky pad for the most needed words!

Elena said...

"On me. On Me. I like"

Elena said...

"On me. On Me. I like"

Denise said...

Try playing a board game called Er-u-di-tion that incorporates both sight words and phonics.

This award winning game helps children learn to read, spell and understand the most common words in the English language while playing an entertaining board game.

Cards are categorized so children of all reading levels can play together!