I am prepping to use Beginning Reading and Spelling Week 1 with my Kindergarten students next week and I’m excited about the poetry activities that I have planned to practice their sight words. I just recently wrote up the plans for this reading unit, but we won’t be diving head first into them the first week.
We will be beginning to work on sight words with poetry. Using poetry is a popular way to practice sight words. You can see a lot of this practice in blogs and classrooms. In fact, I got this poetry idea from Kindergarten Smiles. This poem has the sight words for our first week of school. Taping it onto a hanger is such a brilliant idea when you don’t have much wall space!
Each week we will have a new poem to read with our new sight words. The first two sight words for the first week are I and see. Pixie is already trying it out with a fun hand pointer.
It’s very simple to add poetry into your classroom. I used chart paper and copied the poem found on Caitlin’s site and taped it to a clothes hanger. You can download her poems here.
We will also be using the sight word big books that were handed down to me from teacher friends.
I will have Beginning Reading and Spelling Week 2 soon!