Educational Games Sight Word Paper Planes via Lessons Learnt Journal

Sight words are words that children can’t read by using their phonics skills at any given point in time. They are “funny” words because if kids sound out the word as it is written, using the sounds they have been taught for each letter, it sounds “funny”. Learning sight words is an important step for beginning readers because they need a new reading strategy to read this “funny” word.

To have the ability to recognise a given word on sight requires considerable exposure to a word. Ideally, a new sight word should to be seen and played around with daily by a child for 3 to 4 days. If the child is able to read it on sight correctly for two consecutive days, then new sight words can be introduced.

There are many educational games that can be played to learn sight words. This particular sight word educational game is inspired by my children’s love of paper planes.

Sight Word Paper Planes

You’ll need paper and markers.

Have children decorate the paper with sight words. Encourage them to read the sight words they write.

When the page has been filled with sight words, (or as in our case, new sight words are written out at least once), make your paper planes.

Make this educational game for sight words even more inviting with different types of paper, different coloured papers, different writing materials like markers, crayons, pencils, oil pastels, etc.

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N&M: 5 years, 7 months
January 2014
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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.