March 21, 2009 at 7:19 pm 3 comments

I was trying to get together some simple resources for myself about teaching kids to read and I thought I would post some of what I found.

Here is a simple list of the 1st 300 sight words for beginning readers.

Another helpful list is phrases using the 1st 300 sight words.  Whether you actually “drill” them or not, it’s good to know!  I like to write a sentence on the board for my boys as a “prompt” for journaling/drawing (depending on the level they are at) and it has helped me to have this list when I post the question. For instance the 1st phrase is “the people” so my prompt could be “The people prayed.” or “The people are wet.” The boys can then copy the sentence and expand on it (if able) writing their own thoughts and/or color a picture that goes along with the sentence.

Boys are competition driven and learn well with games and races.  I found this Snakes and Ladders reading game that can be laminated and sight words can be written with a dry erase marker.  If you don’t have a laminator you can put it in a zip-loc and write on that to make it re-usable.  The boys love playing and tracking progress! Maybe they can earn a special privledge for completing the game together without fighting!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Consider yourself egged! « Blog Schmog  |  March 21, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    […] and Farm is all I could come up with.  I like so many things, family, animals, crafting, baking, teaching, gardening, singing, drawing, building, researching, horseback riding, strange pets, hiking, […]

  • 2. Kathryn  |  March 22, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Do you think this pasta would work well in other forms? (I miss manicotti so much!)

    Thanks for having me. I’ll have to check the site more thoroughly.

    Happy Party week!

  • 3. glutenfree4goofs  |  March 23, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    If you have a pasta maker machine thingy 🙂 you can make whatever shape you like! Check out


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