May 31, 2006

Sight for you LD child

Sight words are words that are recognized instantly. These frequently used words make up the majority of written text. Examples include: the, just, had, from, about. The Dolch List is a well-known compilation of the 220 most often used words that average learners should know by the end of third grade. When a child has difficulty recognizing common sight words, reading can be slow and more difficult. Having this list of words has helped me to help my ADHD/LD son. We review and practice the words he is having problems with. We highlight the words as he learns them. Since he can visually see the progress he is making it encourages him. Here are a few more Dolch List links as well:

Best wishes as you help your child as well!

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