Sight Word "Concentration": Support Word Recognition & Long-Term Memory!


In my last post, I shared a simple tip for supporting sight word recognition and spelling. If you missed it, you can access it here. Today's post, again, targets sight word learning. Sight words can be so challenging for many young readers, so it's important to have a good collection of strategies you can use to help support them with these words. Fortunately, there are many effective strategies that are also extremely simple to prepare and use! Today, I am sharing one more example of a great strategy to support your child's sight word learning.


You are probably already familiar with this one! The name of the game is "Concentration," but it's often referred to as "Memory" as well. That's appropriate, because this game directly supports the development of long-term memory with sight words!


Simply choose the words you want to use, and write the same word on two separate cards to create pairs.

Then sort all of the pairs into two groups and place them face-down on the tabletop.