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  1. I am struggling with the order of words to teach. Is it best to teach a word and when introducing a new word have the already taught word in the text with the new word? Like: THE dog and then the next word SEE SEE the dog? and continue to build their sight word vocabulary through this type of repetition?

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  2. Hello! Thank you for asking such a great question.
    I have found that repetition is key to mastery. I first introduce a word in isolation, using the tactile lesson shared in this blog post.
    http://www.thymetoread.com/2017/03/how-to-effectively-and-explicitly-teach.html
    Then I make sure I give the students practice in context - maybe with a text that is rich in that word, or with sentences where they can fill in the blank and re-read back. I also add the word to the word wall, and students will add it to their sight word dictionary.
    Moving on from there, I make sure to recycle words frequently - like you said moving from "THE dog ran" to "SEE the dog run" is a great way to keep exposing students to previously learned words.
    Additionally, playing games with sight words that are close to mastery is a FUN way to get in some incremental/repetitive exposure without tiring the students out. This blog post outlines 10 ways to "play" with sight words during centers. My favorite is #4, Road Race!
    http://www.thymetoread.com/2017/04/10-engaging-centers-to-improve-sight.html

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please reach out again! :-)
    Megan

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