Being able to build a sight word what you have learned to read is important to building an understanding of the word’s sounds and letters. Recently JDaniel and I sat down to build a sight word Christmas tree.
We started by cutting out the trunk and four tiered levels of green for the Christmas tree with green and brown paper. The tree was then glued to a piece of black construction paper.
I had gone through JDaniel’s current list of sight words and created Christmas tree balls with the letters to build several of the words. I didn’t try to create letters for just the number of words needed to fill the tree. Letter balls were created that would build many of the words on his list. JDaniel would get to select what words he wanted on the tree. Each group of lettered Christmas balls was placed in its own silicone cup so, he would be able to locate the letters he wanted easily.