For this review, we were gifted a digital copy of Crafty Classroom Sight Word Of The Week program. Sight Word Of The Week is a curriculum pack for Pre-K to K4 but also makes a great review for older kids. It is designed with short lessons that are easy for children to complete but fun as well.
Sight Word Of The Week comes as a PDF file download. It is 386 pages in length. It is full-color and easy to follow along. It does need to be printed for your children to complete.
I got this pack to use with both Jack and Laycie. Jack is learning sight words and I used it as a review on sight words for Laycie who struggles with reading. It worked great for them both.
The colorful pages are fun and capture your child’s attention easily. There are plenty of pages to complete in the sight word pack as well. Not an overwhelming amount but enough to ensure your child is learning the words they need to be.
The program breaks down to cover 40 key sight words in 40 weeks. It also provides a mini book to help your student see the words in print form so they can test their knowledge and you can see how well they are learning. This is a fun bonus for you both.
There are also 40 Sight Word Early Readers included with this pack to help your child show off their reading skills. These are great little books that your child will enjoy.
There are 8 activities for each sight word each week. The suggested schedule is for Monday – Thursday. There are additional activities as well.
Some of the activities are an ASL sign chart, Playdough mats for hands-on fun, sight word searches, fishing for sight words which was a favorite for Jack. There are also Dab and Dots, cut and paste activities, and touch and read activities to do. Assessments are also included as well.
A list of suggested resources and materials is also included. Some of these suggestions include letter magnets, snap cubes, a composition notebook to practice writing the new words, ABC stamps and Bingo Daubers for the Dot activities. These all bring in hands-on learning to help engage the student in developing a love for reading while learning these sight words.
I like that the program starts each week teaching the ASL for the word being taught. ASL is a great second language that everyone should know in my opinion and my children enjoy learning new words this way. We began with baby sign language with our little years ago so this program really helped us continue to develop this skill. And the kids really enjoy learning it too.
The Playdough mats are also fun and my Jack LOVES playdough. So does Laycie. So it was great to be able to incorporate these with our learning. I chose to laminate these mats so they could work on them using dry erase and repeatedly to help encourage learning the word. It was a fun activity they enjoyed.
Fishing is a huge thing in our house thanks to their Dad so both kids really liked the Fishing for Sight Words activities as well. They’d compete to see who could find them fastest and create different crazy fish to cover the words. It was really fun for them.
Jack really loved the Sight Word Sticker Chart. He liked putting a sticker on the words he learned. We love using stickers and charts to teach and to reward him for doing things he is able to. So this was perfect for him as well!
The games were pretty fun too and allowed the kids to play and learn together. They enjoyed seeing who would win and played again and again. It was also something we could do with the older kids to help encourage better relations between them. A win all the way around!
We really liked Sight Word Of The Week from Crafty Classroom. Her products are always wonderful and this one was exactly what we needed to boost our reading to the next level. I look forward to using more products from Crafty Classroom in the future.
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