Beyond Sight Words are comprehensive units that not only teach Dolch sight words, but teach many related words as well. The units are called Beyond Sight Words because sight words learning is only the beginning!
Activities in the 25 Beyond Sight Words units target:
- word recognition
- phonemic awareness
- alphabetic principle
Here is the description for Level 1:
Beyond Sight Words, Level 1 teaches 40 words including the SnapWords® picture sight words “A, AT, ON, BY, IN, ME, NO, NOT, THE, AND, GO.” Additional 28 words are related by word family or sound spelling. SnapWords® full-color sight word pictures are provided. Sound spellings and word families: ON, IN, OT, and, (long) E, Y, and AT. Digraphs and blends: SH, TH, TR, FL, PL, SL.
For a limited time you may purchase this 51 page unit for only $1.00. We are so sure you will love the unit that we are happy to do this so you can have a chance to try the resource for yourself!
Recommended by teachers:
We asked two teachers to review Beyond Sight Words and we want to share what they said:
1. What do you think about the comprehensive nature of these Beyond Sight Words levels?
I thought the level was very comprehensive. –Lisa
I think it is great that it includes the actual [SnapWords®] cards with the activities. It is helpful to have them all in one product. There are many different activities to choose from and to use. -Emily
2. Is there anything critical that you believe is lacking from the units?
No. My son strongly prefers the app (on iPad) to the cards. I also made an UNO style card game to play and reinforce words.-Lisa
[see our SnapWords® apps here]
It would be helpful if there were phrase flashcards that use the specific words from this list. The phrases could include words from previous lists but not words that have not been taught yet. They can be helpful when trying to get the words to read in phrases.-Emily
[We have a downloadable book, Sight Words in Sentences, that is full of sentences to read to practice each List of SnapWords®! The sections of the book contain only words the child would have learned to that point. Print version can be purchased here.]
3. What do you think about the difficulty level of the activities compared to the SnapWords® that are included?
For us, it included a variety of difficulty levels. For example, Bingo and Go Fish were easy, yet fun. Fill-in-the-Blank and Making Words were right on level. Whereas, Write About It was more difficult.-Lisa
I think the difficulty level is appropriate for the words in this word list.-Emily
4. How easy was this product to use with your learner?
Very easy, good instructions -Lisa
My students did not have any trouble understanding what to do once I explained the directions. The word sorts came easily to them. The sound manipulation was also easy for them. I let them use manipulatives to change the sounds and they seemed to really enjoy that. My students really enjoy the SnapWords® cards. They like looking at the new pictures for the words of the week. They get excited when we flip the card and the picture is gone. They know they are ready to read it without the visual! It is exciting to see this confidence. -Emily
5. What is the value of this resource for your child?
SnapWords® has made a huge difference in my son’s reading, mostly by restoring his confidence and making learning fun. -Lisa
My students need exposure to these high frequency words. So for them, the practice through a variety of activities is very valuable. They need this varied practice.
The actual SnapWords® cards themselves are very important to my teaching. I use them each week and have found that my students are having an easier time retaining the high frequency words than in previous years. The pictures that are embedded in the word are helping them to fully understand and visualize the word. They are making this transfer to print, which is really important to me. They will continue to be an important part of my guided reading group. -Emily
6. Can you help us with the price comparable? What is a fair price for these materials?
I’m thinking $10 or less would be attractive to me. The pricing for me depends on whether SnapWords® is a stand-alone reading program or if I need to purchase other curriculum. -Lisa
I am really not sure what an appropriate price is. There are many materials within this pack. -Emily
[Beyond Sight Words Levels are less than $10 on TPT this summer!]
7. How did your learner respond to each activity? Which was their favorite? What did you like most to teach?
He was eager about each activity and maintained a positive attitude about them. -Lisa
My students enjoy the Word sorts, sound manipulation and fill-in-the-blank. -Emily
8. Was the child excited to see the product?
Yes, he was excited! He said, “Looks fun!” -Lisa
My students were happy to see the product! -Emily
9. Other comments:
“We enjoyed the level C (11) so much that I went ahead and purchased the rest of level C units for next school year! Out of the blue yesterday my son said quietly, “I like reading.” -Lisa