The Georgia Preschool Association

We here at SightWords.com began a fruitful partnership with the Georgia Preschool Association in 2014. The association’s members provided us with expertise and funding, and we provided an online platform to spread the word about Sight Words and Phonemic Awareness.

A message from Diane Lamb, President of the Georgia Preschool Association

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The Callaway Foundation

The Callaway Foundation, Inc. of LaGrange, Georgia, has played a crucial role in the development of our Phonemic Awareness Curriculum. First, the Foundation funded the Georgia Preschool Association’s development of a workshop program in 2010 to train teachers in Phonemic Awareness.

Now the Callaway Foundation has given a second grant to the Georgia Preschool Association, enabling the GPA to partner with SightWords.com to bring our Phonemic Awareness resources to the world.

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5 Responses to “Our Sponsor”

  1. Mark

    This is exemplary! Can you refer me to someone that can assist me in what leveled books are recommended for this program for Kindergarten. I want to purchase a library of books and would greatly appreciate your assistance.

    Thanks,
    Mark

    ADMIN – Hi Mark,

    For a child that has completed the Phonemic Awareness and had done the Kindergarten level Sight Words program, we suggest the Bob Books (available at any major bookstore or through Amazon) and the Peacemaker (or Peacekeeper) Series Set l sold by Montessori Services.

    Once a child has some formal phonics instruction, then leveled readers sold either by SRA/McGraw-Hill or by Sopris West publishers are good choices.

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    • Teacher Nicolas

      Hi, I would recommend Oxford Reading Tree’s “Biff, Chip & Kipper” series. Not only are they based on decodable phonics words and sight words, yet they have a consistent set of characters, great illustrations, include comprehension questions, and are leveled from beginner to advanced readers. This is the best learn-to-read series I’ve come across.

      I think the “Bob” books are a useful tool, yet personally I’m not a big fan of their illustrations, they are all separate and unrelated stories, and their stories do not have a lot of substance. I would consider them just one tool in the toolbox, perhaps for that transition from blending words to reading whole sentences. Still, I think the Biff, Chip & Kipper series is the best all around.

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  2. Egypt

    You’ve got to be kidding me – it’s so transparently clear now!

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  3. Jo Reed

    Hi Egypt!
    What is transparent?

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  4. Alysia

    I like this web sight thanks a lot this was helping my kids

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