Building Sight Word Knowledge
Using New Media To Build Sight Word Knowledge
Reading Is Tough Work!!
Sight word knowledge build speed and fluency when reading. Accuracy, speed and speed in reading increase reading comprehension.
Sight words can promote confidence in readers. Confidence can be defined as trust or reliance in oneself. If a child can open a book and instantly recognize over half of the words they become challenged not overwhelmed.
I think I can read therefore I am a reader!
Challenges of Learning Sight Words
Using New Media Tools
Dream Text Project
Scholarly Source #1-Fontas and Pinnell
Literacy is the building block upon which learning begins. When students cannot read fluently it will limit their comprehension and ultimately affect all content areas. Fontas and Pinnnell introduced guided reading in 1996 as a way to better meet the needs of every student. By differentiating your instruction they believe there are many ways to reach students. Fluency is given close attention in the F&P reading systems. They believe that fluent readers are able to read orally with speed, accuracy, and with expression. By knowing sight words automatically students are able to better their fluency which will increase their comprehension.
Scholarly Source #2-Lucy Caulkins
Technology is a great way for students who are learning high frequency words to be actively involved. It allows students to manipulate letters, use voice/sound controls, highlight and animate. Because writing also falls under the literacy umbrella it is important to have fluent writers. With technology constantly advancing the idea of "new literacies" has evolved.
Lucy Caulkins stresses to anchor high frequency words means to: practice looking at words, study it, make a mental picture, write it down, check it and if a student forgets a word, have a word wall in the classroom for a reference. Technology has allowed new ways of teaching reading and writing. When teachers use technology in an effective way, students will find ways to identify high frequency words more quickly.