When mixing up similar words, we sometimes create a ‘word island’ from straws and an egg box. Whilst it’s only very a simple prop, it can act as a visual cue, which seems to reinforce ideas more effectively than using just a paper and pen. We also use the colours as a reference – e.g. “which word is on the blue straw?”.
Do you use sight word techniques with your little learners? Please share your tips in the comments. We’d love to see them!