As kids learn new words and their meanings, their learning progresses in the right direction. But are they learning the right way? Learning can only be considered successful when children can recall what they’ve learnt and can express themselves clearly. Let’s take a look at the following exercise that is targeted towards helping your child improve their skills of memory and understanding.
Is tracing a good way to learn writing?
There are varying opinions when it comes to using tracing to teach kids how to write. Despite the debate, it is undeniable that tracing is an effective way of teaching as long as it’s done in the right way. It is important to make sure the child starts tracing at the top of the letters and does not put too much attention on trying to connect the dots perfectly – the goal is to learn the shape of the letter and be able to recreate it freehand.
Activities like tracing can feel like mindless busywork for the kids and that is ultimately counterproductive. However, these worksheets, with a combination of tracing, free writing and word identification make sure that kids remain mindful during the activity.
What are sight words?
Sight words are words that kids learn to recognize instantly by sight – they no longer have to sound out the words. These are words that are very common in early reading material for children and so with time, kids visually memorize them. Some common examples of sight words include “of”, “the”, “and”, etc.
Tips to memorize and learn new words for kids
The best way for kids to learn new words is to create a large a base of sight words for them. Use this worksheet to practice writing common sight words that most children at this age are already familiar with.
Through regular reading and writing children will be able to expand their library of sight words and this will make them faster, more fluent readers.
There are 15 sight words and there are two worksheets for each word. The first worksheet introduces the word and also contains a tracing activity. The second worksheet has a word identification activity and is also for practicing free writing the word.
Trace & Write Sight Words Worksheets for Kids
The worksheets allow kids to become familiar with words commonly used in text and can also be used to introduce the concepts of nouns, prepositions, verbs and articles.
So, what are you waiting for? Download, print and get started today!