The Worksheets and Hands-on Activities reinforce sight word spelling, by incorporating multisensory learning strategies and provide ample opportunities for practice.
This package includes the sight words I, to, do, of, & the.
The worksheets and activities can be used as stand alone exercises, or in conjunction with my other
Multisensory Sight Words – Unit 1 packages.
- Four variations of worksheets, and a unique interactive activity, are provided for each sight word.
- Teachers can select the material that best meets student needs.
- Students practice writing the sight word by: tracing, filling in blanks, spelling out loud, and writing sentences.
- Hand drawn graphics are present on each page, to capture interest and associate meaning to the words.
- Multisensory learning strategies have been woven into the material. Students apply visual, auditory, and kinesthetic modalities, aiding in retention and mastery of sight words.
Before Using the Material
- Introduce the sight word to your students, using a multisensory approach. Step by step directions have been
included on the following page.
Ways to Use the Worksheets and Activities
- Teachers can select a worksheet or hands-on activity, for students to practice writing the sight word.
- Two styles of worksheets are provided: one where you write the complete word out, and another where you fill in the missing letters. Each style includes a section for sentence writing. There is the option of providing students with a sentence starter, or having students compose sentences on their own.
- If more practice is needed, another worksheet/activity can be completed, a following day.
- Take home cards are provided, so students can show/practice, what they have learned.
- Worksheets and activities can be used as whole class activities or individual tasks, i.e., at literacy centers.
What does ‘Say the Name of the Letters as You Write’ Mean?
- Since these sight words do not follow phonetic rules, they cannot be sounded out for spelling. To build mastery and retention, students are asked to ‘name the letters’ as they write. For example, if students are spelling the word ‘the,’ they would say each letter, and then say the complete word: “t-h-e, the.”
- This can be done using a regular or whisper voice, as long as the student can hear what they are saying.
- Students would follow this procedure for both styles of worksheets, as well as hands-on activities.
- By doing so, students apply auditory learning strategies; hearing the spelling of the word. They also apply visual learning, through seeing the word, and kinesthetic learning, through muscle movement.