One great way to practice sight words and reading is to have a mixed up sentence. In reading groups we have been reading various stories with our sight words and practicing identifying the words in the sentence. Today, we took one of those sentences and cut-it apart. The children then had to mix it up and put the sentence back together (like a puzzle). We then made a few other sentences with the words. Since most stories are predictable, real reading has to occur because the children have to be able to read each word. The children have to read the word to put it in the right place. Here is a video from today of a child working on a mixed-up sentence!