We are excited to have Megan Wheeler from Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade on our blog today. She is a wonderful blogger and teacher. To see more from Mrs. Wheeler, please visit her blog: Mrs Wheeler's First Grade.
Hi everyone! I am Megan Wheeler from Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade! I am a 10th year, first grade teacher, blogger, and seller on Teachers Pay Teachers. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master's Degree in Literacy, and acquired my "Master Teacher" distinction in 2012. I'm currently working towards a Master's +30. I love to learn!
I just adore teaching little ones how to read and write! I recently wrote a post about the importance of sight word fluency. I'll be outlining some ideas that I had shared so you will get a new idea or two to implement in your classroom or home!
Sight word fluency is so important in the early years! In order to become fluent readers, children must be able to read and write the most frequent words. As the amount of words they can automatically read and write increases, so will their comprehension. Knowing sight words automatically allows for children to focus more on decoding words that have meaning.
I use many resources in my classroom to give my 1st graders solid sight word fluency. Here are a few posts from my blog that you can use to help your child with sight words:
1. Using play-doh to reinforce sight word fluency:
2. Setting up and maintaining an interactive word wall:
3. Magnetic letters and sight words:
4. “What's the password?" activity: