What do you do with a child who thinks reading is amazing, pretends to read constantly, yet isn’t quite ready for sounding out words? You teach them sight words! I’m pretty much on board with teaching phonics and that’s how we taught both Royal and Baloo, primarily. We limit sight words and push through with phonics. But I also believe you have to meet each child where they’re at and Logi-Bear is ready for sight words. So sight words it is. And naturally, turkey sight words take the cake at Thanksgiving time!
The 31 Days of Printables is entering the first third! We are on to our last full theme which is Thanksgiving. I have a lot of turkey type printables planned and I can’t wait to share them! If you’d like to receive ALL the links in the newsletter on Friday, just sign up here:
How to Use the Turkey Sight Words Pages
I wanted to keep these as simple as possible but also pack them full. The bottom portion is a simple spin and graph. Use a pencil and paperclip for your spinner. Every time they land on the word, have them write it in the box above. I’ve made one version with empty boxes and the other with the words to trace.
You can use this as a game too. Whichever word gets 5 first is the winner!
The top portion is the words in letter boxes. They have to figure out which word goes where (same four words as the spinner) and then write each letter in the correct box. The boxes are great for visualizing how the letters sit on the lined paper.
I used pre primer words for this set since we are just starting out. There are 3 different pages so 12 words total. I tried to pick the most common of the words – or the ones most useful to kids just starting.