Wednesday, January 5, 2011
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” Victor Hugo
Wouldn’t it be great to give your child a head start with his or her reading skills?
Educators agree that learning the Dolsch Sight Words is a mandatory step in making fluent readers. These sight words make up 60% or more of the words used in classroom books, and educators agree that they should be learned by sight and not by phonics (as many of the word cannot be sounded out). It’s a fact that children who master the sight words make better readers whether English is their first language or if they are English language learners (ELL). Reading is a fundamental skill for a child to be successful in school.
“If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed.” Lily Tomlin
QuikTap Words is a fun game aimed at making better readers by allowing children to play continuously with the highly regarded Dolsch Sight Words that are grouped by grades preK, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade. It is a game that can be played by young preschoolers, by the older 3rd graders, or by a child of any age who needs practice or is struggling with his or her reading skills.