•  SIGHT WORDS
     
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    When you are learning to read, knowing the most common sight words quickly and automatically is like having "anchors within a sea of print."  When your child sees these words in continuous text, they can know them, read them and move on to the more difficult task of problem-solving other words they may not know.  It is critical that young readers practice sight words each and every day in order to build up the quantity of words they know and the fluency or quickness at which they recognize them in text.
     
     
    Sight Words Activity Ideas 
    This link below has many ideas to help practice sight words at home
     
     It's the middle of August and all the scholars should know Sight Word List A.  Here they are on our colorful cupboard.
     
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     Fun Ways to Practice Your

    Sight Words 

    1. Read a story. Count how many sight    

       words you can find. Record the name     

         of the book and number of sight

         words found.

    2. Use yarn or string to form your

       words.

    3. See how many times you can write  

       your sight words in 5 minutes.

    4. Write one sentence using each sight  

       word.

    5. Tape yourself saying and spelling  

       your sight words.

    6. Make flash cards. How many words

       can you read in 3 minutes?

    7. Print the words on someone’s back.

       Can the person guess the word?

    8. Write words on sticky notes? Match  

       to words you find in your story  

         books.

    9. Use colored chalk to write your sight

       words on the sidewalk.

    10. Rainbow-write your words using

         crayons, markers, gel pens….

    11. Paint your words using watercolors

        or finger-paint.

    12. Find words in a newspaper,

        magazine, or junk mail, cut out.

    13. Use beans, pasta, rice, or other

         small objects to form your words.

    14. Fold a sheet of paper in fourths.

        Write your words 2 times in each

           square and decorate the squares

          with art supplies.

    15. Sing a song to memorize your sight

        words. Try using the tunes to Frere

         Jacques or 99 bottles or jingle bells

         for 3 letter words; Hi-Ho Did You

         Know for 4 letter words; BINGO for

           5 letter words; Happy Birthday  or If     

          you’re Happy and You Know It for 6

           letter words.

    16. Write a message to someone using your  

         words.

    17.  Draw and write a story using your

         words. Read your story to someone.

    18. Play a game such as Go Fish using your

        sight words.

    19. Look for your words in magazines and

        newspapers and use a highlighter to

         circle the words.

    20. Pour a thin layer of powdered Jell-O on

        a paper plate. Practice writing the words

         in the Jell-O. Use this for name practice

         and letter formation too.

        21. Use magnetic letters and spell your

                words on cookie sheet.

        22. Can you think of one to add to our list?

     Here is the link if you want to print all the ideas:
     
     
     
    Your young scholar will be learning Lists A, B, and C during first trimester in kindergarten.  Here are the charts in our classroom of those words: 
     
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     We will learn Lists D and E during trimester 2 (above)
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    My hope is many scholars will be ready to begin learning the first grade sight words in
    trimester 3.
     
    First Grade Sight Words
     

    List F 

    away

    live

    find

    once

    two

    here 

    jump

    one

    too

    who
     

    List G

    what

    where

    call

    eat

    every

    first

    funny

    many

    never

    some
     

    List H

    come

    down

    know

    their

    walk

    would

    write

    your

    could

    fly

    give

     
    List I

    how

    long

    more

    our 

    over

    so 

    these

    out

    show

    there

    big
     
    List J

    get

    ran

    did

    has

    now

    again

    any

    or

    under

    very

    want

    List K

    let

    run

    will

    from

    its

    just

    must

    stop

    about 

     
    List L 

    gave

    if

    made

    make 

    may

    old

    take 

    then

    well

    after

    around
     

    List M

    open

    pretty 

    which

    sleep 

    thank

    them 

    use

    went

    when

    help

     
    List N

    into

    ask

    came 

    please

    new

    ate

    going

    ride

    think
     Second Grade Sight Words
     

    List O

    read 

    kind

    until

    don’t

    great

    always

    hear

    word

    mother

    move

    been

    letter

    because

    also

    best

     

    List P

    most

    grow

    close

    fast

    shall

    hold

    sit

    cold 

    add 

    both

    along

    talk

    before

    fall

    below

     

    List Q

    hot

    keep 

    got

    full

    need

    seem

    but

    tree

    but 

    why

    almost

    tell

    often

    left 

    off

     

    List R

    only

    study

    thought

    goes 

    watch

    food

    eye

    put

    school

    even

    does

    small

    people

    near 

    began

     

    List S 

    idea

    last

    thing

    something

    part

    try

    together

    number

    begin

    myself

    carry

    sentence

    today

    set

    other

     

    List T

    year

    time

    sing

    while

    clean 

    place

    second

    should

    book

    soon

    own

    us

    upon

    wish

    boy

     

    List U

    better

    another

    large

    water

    warm

    young 

    start

    learn

    father 

    hard

    far

    form

    car

    answer

    later

     

    List V 

    back

    still 

    above

    right

    ring 

    night

    day

    next

    might

    end

    men

    follow

    light

    high 

    land

     

    List W

    sound

    sea

    round 

    really 

    mean

    man

    list

    leave

    home

    hand

    girl

    found

    each

    change

    bean

      

    List X

    through

    house

    much

    head

    way

    group

    wash

    few

    turn

    family

    took

    being

    those

    such

    sometimes

    side

    same

    page

    name

    line

    important