Sight Words Done Right!

Have you ever watched children working on a large stack of sight words? Word after word after word is looked at and guessed. Have you been the one pulling the cards off the stack and showing them to your child? Surely you have wondered if there is a better way. Well, there is a better way and I'm going to tell you about it with assistance from an article by The Reading Genie. I have watched this process and it is painful. The children going through the process may not know how painful it is, but I do. Sight words are absolutely crucial to fluent reading, but memorizing stacks of words is not the way to do it. I was prompted to write this blog post after finding the previously-mentioned

A New Blog

It has been a while since I've blogged after spending almost four years blogging about my daughter learning to read. It was a lot of work maintaining that blog from the time she was about 6 months old until she was reading really well at five years old. I'm looking forward to writing about the reading process again, because that is what I'll focus on, even though I plan to write about other educational topics as well. I must give you an update on Ella. She is now a little over two months into her 2nd grade year and continues to amaze me. Her reading improves consistently, keeping her well above grade level. I was surprised at her teacher conference last week to learn that her Lexile sco

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