Use Color in Sight Words to Increase Memorization and Engagement!

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Use Color in Sight Words to Increase Memorization and Engagement!

Alyssa ZiminiOther (Home, Special Ed, etc)

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Color is known to help increase memorization and learning by up to 50%. I use color to teach and review sight words in my classroom. Each sight word list is color coded with a different Astrobright shade. I mix the colors for whole class review and I separate to differentiate instruction by skill level. Having each color represent a different level makes it quick and easy to separate kids into groups and helps to keep them fully engaged! When kids see the words in their reading, they think back to that color and it helps them to remember. The higher the engagement the greater the chance of memorization!

Color is known to help increase memorization and learning by up to 50%. I use color to teach and review sight words in my classroom. Each sight word list is color coded with a different Astrobright shade. I mix the colors for whole class review and I separate to differentiate instruction by skill level. Having each color represent a different level makes it quick and easy to separate kids into groups and helps to keep them fully engaged! When kids see the words in their reading, they think back to that color and it helps them to remember. The higher the engagement the greater the chance of memorization!