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    Key Words to Practice

    We will be exploring "word work" during our literacy block to increase student awareness of these "high frequency" or "sight" words in their daily reading and writing. Children should read these with ease when they see them in books. Please practice these words with your child.

     
    Ideas for practice and reinforcement can be found below the grid. 
     

    after

    again

    all

    an

    any

    as

    ask

    ate

    but

    by

    came

    could

    eat

    every

    fly

    four

    from

    give

    going

    good

    had

    has

    her

    him

    his

    how

    into

    just

    know

    let

    live

    may

    must

    new

    now

    of

    old

    once

    open

    over

    our

    please

    pretty

    put

    ride

    round

    saw

    say

    some

    soon

    stop

    take

    thank

    them

    then

    there

    think

    this

    too

    under

    walk

    want

    well

    were

    what

    when

    who












    Here are some FUN activities to play together to help your child learn these new sight words.

    -        Using blank index cards you can play go fish and memory. Write each word two times on the blank index card and have fun playing.

     

    -        Mix-up Fix-up. Take one word and write it on a blank index card. For example the. Then with scissor cut out each individual letter t h e.Then mix up the letter h e t and have your child unscramble the letters to form the correct word the.

     

    -        Practice writing the words on different mediums then reading them (white boards, black boards, sidewalk chalk, bath crayons, typing them out)

     

    -        Use them to take turns during a game (read this word then you can roll the dice for Monopoly, Trouble, etc.)

     

    -        Play “Hangman” using the words

     

    -        Make your own bingo boards with these words

     

    -        Challenge them to read the list using a stop watch (once a list is mastered) and keep track of their reading time scores to beat

     

    -        Practice reading the words then thinking of sentences that use the word (the goofier the better!)

     

    -       "Imaginary Chalkboard" Students pretend that they are writing on a large chalkboard. As they say each letter, they "write" it as large as they can. After each word is spelled, students say the word as they "erase" it.

     

    -        "Blast-Off"  Children start spelling the word while squatting. With each successive letter they stand higher and higher. When the word is said in its entirety, the children jump into the air.

     

    -        "Pumping Iron" Students pretend to be lifting weights, one repetition for each letter. When they have chanted all of a word's letters, they can pretend to mount the barbell on its stand and sound exhausted as they say the word.

     

    -        "Lumber Jack" Students pretend to swing an ax as they chant each letter. Then they pretend that the tree is falling down as they shout out the word, rather than "TIM-BER!"