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High-Frequency Irregular Words (Sight Words):How to Teach Anyone to Read and Have Fun While Doing It

Updated: May 11

In Episode #5 of her series How to Teach Anyone to Read and Have Fun While Doing It, Dr. Jill Allor describes how to teach high-frequency irregular words (sight words). The procedures she shares are easy to follow and will have students reading their first books right away. Fun game ideas are provided. Information about research is included.




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References

Allor, J. H., Mathes, P. G., Roberts, J. K., Cheatham, J. P., & Otaiba, S. A. (2014). Is Scientifically Based Reading Instruction Effective for Students With Below-Average IQs? Exceptional Children, 80(3), 287–306. https://doi.org/10.1177/0014402914522208


Castles, A., Rastle, K., & Nation, K. (2018). Ending the Reading Wars: Reading Acquisition From Novice to Expert. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 19(1), 5–51. https://doi.org/10.1177/1529100618772271


Mathes, P. G., Denton, C. A., Fletcher, J. M., Anthony, J. L., Francis, D. J., & Schatschneider, C. (2005). The effects of theoretically different instruction and student characteristics on the skills of struggling readers. Reading Research Quarterly, 40(2), 148–182. https://doi.org/10.1598/RRQ.40.2.2


Links mentioned in this video


Shake and Make from Friends on the Block

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WPzFRUsN0A


My Own Bingo from Friends on the Block (blank forms are with the video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgFwFzrhSIo&t=33s


University of Florida Literacy Institute

https://education.ufl.edu/ufli/virtual-teaching/main/instructional-activities/irregular-and-high-frequency-words/


Dr. Tim Shanahan blog on sight words

http://shanahanonliteracy.com/blog/sight-words-for-kindergarten-yes-but-not-too-many#sthash.ADF6IOut.dpbs


Teaching Word Recognition by Dr. Rollanda O'Connor

https://www.guilford.com/books/Teaching-Word-Recognition/Rollanda-O'Connor/9781462516193

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