Package 3-3: Sight word

In these lessons your child will be learning to read and write some high frequency sight words.

Week 4 - Package 3 - Kindergarten English/literacy - High frequency sight words

Things your child will need

Have these things available so your child can complete this task.

Ideal

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  • Use blank paper to reproduce the activity sheets, the videos show examples of how to do that

Before your child starts

Make sure your child has everything ready that they will need at the start of the lesson. There are 2 video lessons and 2 activity sheets to complete during the lesson, throughout the week.

Check that the videos are working and that the volume is turned up for the video lessons. It will help if your child is in a quiet environment so that they can hear all of the instructions.

Print the activity sheets.

What your child needs to do

In these lessons your child will be learning to read and write some high frequency sight words. These are words that are seen often in the books that your child is reading and being able to recognise them and say them automatically helps with smooth, flowing reading. It also helps them to write more efficiently as well.

What your child can do next

Your child will need to watch each video for their high frequency sight word lesson and complete the activity throughout the week.

Day 1 – watch Lesson - go, of, that and complete Activity sheet: Sight words detective

Day 2 – watch Lesson - was, can

and complete Activity sheet: See-Trace-Say-Copy-Say

These video lessons and activity sheets can be completed separately, or they can be completed as part of the suggested weekly sequence.

Check that your child recognising the words and saying them correctly. There will be questions in the video that your child needs to respond to. Encourage your child to respond out loud. You may consider pausing the videos at times if your child needs more time to respond to the questions or to complete tasks such as writing.

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

You can slow down the learning by pausing and providing more time to practise.

If your child is finding forming the letters difficult to write the words, write the words on the page in a light colour such as yellow and encourage them to trace the words instead.

Activity too easy?

If your child is finding these words easy, extend the activity by asking your child to say these words in interesting sentences.

Extension/Additional activity

  • It is important that your child continues to work on quick recognition of words previously learnt, as well as the new words. Flash cards and matching games will help with this. It is helpful to vary the activities to maintain high levels of interest and engagement.
  • If your child has access to a computer or portable electronic device, they can practise typing out their sight words in a word processing program or app.
  • If your child has a blackboard and chalk they can use these to practise writing their words.
  • If you have plastic magnetic letters (such as on your fridge door) or other letters (such as from a board game, or LEGO) your child could use these to make the words.
  • Be a word detective and look for the words in books, catalogues and magazines.
  • Find the words in magazines and cut them out, and stick on a page to make a collage.
  • Make the words using Play Dough. Play dough can be easily made at home – just perform an online search for a recipe.
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