I bought a couple of packages of colored index cards and some large binder rings. I then split the cards up by color and randomly just started writing words on them. I suppose I could have done them in alphabetical order, but I just went down the list. Laminating them would also be a good idea.
I then punched each of the cards and bound them with the rings so that each color was in its own bunch.
Now comes the part as to why I feel this is effective. Before bed, HE gets to pick the color HE wants. Ah, control and choice to a toddler is like a moth to a flame. We do one color batch a night along with a story or two. It is really exciting to see that he actually is reading the words and not just memorizing them.
I started doing sight words with him last summer, before that we concentrated on letter recognition (big and small) and letter sounds. Here is the list I recommend obtaining your sight words from
In addition to that, we also included cards with
- family member names (dad, mom, Cameron)
- pet names
- friends names