The aim of reading instruction is teaching children to identify words on sight in order to understand text. Time2Read does not instruct sight words the traditional way – identifying words on sight regardless of understanding the symbols in the word. At Time2Read children are taught to understand the symbols contained in sight words and then traditional sight words are flashed. This way, all children are able to understand and learn sight words.
In Level 2 sight words are coded in 2 ways
- using sound buttons, sound lines and sound smiles
- using colour coding for vowels and extra vowels.
Sight words are introduced according to sound/symbol learning.