A couple of weeks ago, a MommyMaestra reader wrote and asked me about Spanish spelling lists. I asked our wonderful sponsor, Lectura para niños, if they had any available, and they quickly created one from their Maravillas reading series.
Each week, we send these little books home after we have reviewed for the week. We ask the students to be able to recognize these words weekly. We don’t expect them to spell them on their own until spring break. Every week the little book includes a game board of all the words taught until this point. First, we read all sight words and letters on the page all the way through, then we play in groups of four, moving our way through the game board. This is not only fun, but it reinforces these sight words on our list.
Some of the things we do with our kids to practice sight words:
- make the words using play dough
- write the words with salt in a tray
- segment the words into sounds while tracking the letters in print
- segment the words into sounds without looking
- make the words using magnet letters
- paint the words
- type the words with old keyboards
- rainbow write the words
For more awesome Spanish materials, especially those that teach children to read in Spanish, check out Lectura para niños on Facebook, Teachers Pay Teachers, Blog, and Pinterest.