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    Our spelling words come from the new Benchmark Advanced curriculum.  We will be practicing with our words several times each week during the "Word Work" portion of our Daily 5 time.  There will not be a weekly spelling test; but students will occasionally be assessed on their spelling abiliites.

     

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    1. First Grade Sight Words
    2. Second Grade Sight Words
    3. Challenge Words
    4. Commonly Misspelled Words
    5. Tier II Academic Vocabulary Words

     

    Sight Words

    Sight words are words that occur frequently in reading and writing and are difficult to “sound out” as they do not follow the usual phonetic patterns. It is important for your child to be able to quickly recognize and read these words to improve reading fluency and comprehension.

    Please sign and return your child's list when he/she is ready to be tested. When I test your child on sight words, I expect them to read each word to me in 1 second and show no indication that they are trying to use sounds. If they are not able to do this then they do not pass that word or list. I will usually do sight word testing on Fridays.

    Below is a list of activities you can do with your child when practicing sight words. 

     

    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 or 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?

    List 1

     

    and

    him

    for

    back

    his

    got

    go

    little

    have

    see

    play

    jump

    she

    six

    no

    the

    you

    one

     

    List 2

     

    are

    come

    black

    look

    here

    put

    my

    of

    saw

    said

    to

    this

    two

    what

    want

     

     

     

    List 3

    now

    was

    next

    do

    then

    plant

    went

    there

    by

    which

    best

    good

    still

    drinks

    who

    stop

    last

    them

    out

    must

     

     

    List 4

     

    could

    hurt

    because

    sing

    once

    from

    these

    that

    head

    thinks

    upon

    their

    our

     

    when

    were

     

     

       List 5

     

    late

    close

    far

    many

    find

    give

    start

    how

    let’s

    right

    over

    place

    take

    under

    too

    why

    face

    try

            

     

     

    List 6

     

    after

    long

    day

    call

    off

    live

    five

    small

    may

    her

    use

    work

    large

    animals

    year

    house

    brown

     

     

    List 7

    always

    all

    sea

    don’t

    clean

    seem

    found

    draw

    sleep

    goes

    each

    three

    hold

    feet

    trees

    know

    green

    where

    loads

    leave

    again

    show

    need

    country

    so

    people

    high

    you

    read

    kind

    lights

    might

    night

    round

    they

     

     

     

    List 8

    boy

    part

    above

    car

    away

    earth

    city

    change

    every

    farm

    laugh

    girl

    four

    more

    near

    great

    move

    school

    hard

    or

    turn

     

     

    List 9

    about

    buy

    books

    around

    only

    does

    before

    pointed

    food

    done

    through

    some

    even

    walk

    soon

    sound

    another

    took

     

     

    wash

     

    List 10

     

    better

    fall

    any

    carry

    father

    blue

    learn

    mother

    eight

    very

    never

    funny

    write

    talk

    hear

    below

    answer