top of page
  • Writer's pictureOur Special Story

Learning to read series: Colours!

Updated: Nov 2, 2021

What is it

Sight word reading books

  • Repetition of target words provided for practice

  • Different colours of pictures provided for generalisation

Learning to read series: colours

  1. I like (colour)

  2. Look! It is (colour)

  3. The car is (colour)

  4. I see a (colour) (animal)

  5. The (object) is (colour)

  6. The (shape) is (colour)

  7. The (fruit) is (colour)

Teaching Objectives

  • Develop reading skills

  • Learn to read common sight words e.g. I, like, look, it, is…

  • Learn to read colour sight words

How to use

Creating sight word books

  • Select 'Booklet' under 'page sizing & handling' in your print settings (automatically converts it into a booklet)

  • Or print 2 pages on one A4, then fold and staple the middle of the pages;

  • or put sheets in sheet protectors in a file

Learn to read series

  • Build a good habit by having your child point to each word as he/she reads (i.e. dot prompts) - This helps with attending!

  • Verbally prompt your child to read the target sight words on the first 3 to 4 pages. On the following page, pause and allow your child some time to read the target word on his own.

  • Use the pictures to help your child identify unfamiliar words

  • If he is able to read the target words, praise, praise, praise! Allow him to read the rest of the book independently.

  • If he still struggles, it’s ok! Continue prompting a few more times, then pause to allow him to try reading the words on his own again.

Teaching tips

  • Make it fun and functional! Identify items in your surrounding and describe them e.g. The (cup) is (yellow)!

  • Read to your child daily to help him develop a love for reading! Not only are you teaching him how to sound out words, you are also growing their vocabulary and building essential comprehension skills.

  • Practice makes perfect! It is ok to have your child read the same book over and over again. Repetition helps with learning!

  • Get your child to point to different sight words to see if he/she can identify the words receptively (e.g. point to ‘like’; point to ‘see’)

  • Practice reading the same sight words in different books, texts, worksheets, etc.

  • Use our other ‘Learn to read series’ sight word books in different themes e.g. animals, transport and body parts! Click here to explore:

-Specially created by Our Special Story-

Our Special Story provides home based 1-on-1 ABA Therapy and school shadowing for children with autism spectrum disorder, speech delay and other special needs. ABA Therapy can help to improve behaviours, attention, speech and communication, school readiness and social skills.

Book a complimentary consultation and trial therapy session!

185 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page