Sight word turkeys are a hit!
Not to toot my own horn, but Sight Word Turkeys take the cake. – or should I say apple pie? (ha!)
My Kindergartener is eager to put the turkeys together, and it offers us a chance to talk about trick sounds within each word practiced.
This sight word activity is winner, winner turkey dinner! – Fine, I promise I am done with the cheesy lines. Thanks for humoring me in the intro.
Sight words can be sounded out.
I know it! This information is different from what we’ve been taught about sight words.
In the past, we heard that sight words were simply that. – words memorized by sight.
With time, we have learned that it’s not that simple.
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Sure, a child may learn the word’s shape.
But not allowing our children the opportunity to decode the word misses sets them up for success with reading long term.
We can be more proactive when helping our young children learn how to read when we take the time to look for letter combinations and sounds.
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Let’s begin with a handful of sight words.
Most likely, your child’s Kindergarten teacher is sending home sight words for you to help your child with at home.
I have a similar list! Let’s begin with that. Here my Kindergartener works with about five words at a time.
When you want to play again, you can play with word families!
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Let’s set up sight word turkeys!
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Don’t let drawing the turkey slow you down! I like to turn to Google images and type in easy turkey drawings. This quick search typically points me in the right direction to get started!
I draw the turkeys on the paper and add the sight word to the middle.
Next, I cut out the feathers and added a letter to each feather.
PRO TIP: Fold your paper in half or quarters to cut multiple pieces at a time!
Ready? Dive in and play this spelling game with word families too!
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