In order for sight word recognition to become automatic, consistent practice and exposure is required.
Teachers review sight words daily and present them in multisensory methods to ensure 100% accuracy for all students. Parents are encouraged to review target sight words at home on a regular basis. The more one-on-one time a child has learning and practicing sight words with an adult, the greater his chances to integrating them into his long-term memory.
Sight word walls are a popular way to repeatedly expose children to sight words. As a new sight word is learned, it is hung up on the wall in a location where the child is likely to see it often. Easily accessible word walls not only allow for recurring teaching opportunities for parents and educators, but the constant visual cue also reinforces the words in the child’s memory.