Apparently, she has mastered her first set of sight words and is reading!
Granted, it is not a complex book.
Not even a book like "Go, Dog, Go!".
But there are two books that she has learned to read.
Sight Words (sometimes called the Dolch Word List) are some of the most frequently used words in the English language. Even though they number only about 200, Sight Words comprise approximately 50 to 70 percent of any given general, non-technical text. Therefore, teaching Sight Words as early as possible is considered a crucial part of elementary education.
The sight words that are in the book Kaitlyn is using are: a, I, the.
Paired with a picture of things which you would find at the park or animals in the neighborhood or zoo, she follows along with her finger (from left to right, too!) and reads these simple three word sentences!
My girl is reading.
My girl is reading!
I always wondered how we address this aspect of education in the shadows of apraxia of speech.
Her school has taken the lead and began working with her along with a program from www.readinga-z.com
And here is a brief video so that you can see what sight words are, too!
Being the type of Mom I am (and that you all have figured out by now!), I went to the website to inquire purchasing books of this type for home use.
There are 100's to choose from!
Unfortunately, it is not a free website and you need to be an actual educator (i.e...teacher) with a license to purchase them.
Oh, the fun I could have had on this website!!!
Nonetheless, my daughter is reading.
And I couldn't be happier than I am right now!