Package 1-2: Sight words

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

Week 2 - Package 2 - Year 1 & 2 English/Literacy – High Frequency Sight Words

Things you need

Have these things available so your child can complete this task

Ideal Back up

Lesson videos – Lesson 1, Lesson 2

Blank paper or workbook

Pencils

Pencils are best, but can use any other writing tools such as textas, pens or crayons.

Before you start

Make sure your child has everything ready that they will need at the start of the lesson. There are 2 video lessons 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.

Ensure you have the pencils and paper ready.

What your child needs to know and 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 to 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 1 and complete the activities in the video

Day 2 – watch Lesson 2 and complete the activities in the video

Check that your child is 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? Activity too easy?

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, write the words on the page in a light colour such as yellow and encourage them to trace the words instead.

If your child is finding these words easy, extend the activity by asking your child to write these words into sentences.

Extend the learning

  • Make flash cards that can be held up for your child to read or they can be placed around the house with blutak and your child reads them when they see them.
  • Write the words on pieces of paper and place in positions around the house such as doors. Everyone who enters that door, (or opens the cupboard or fridge) where the words have been placed has to read the word correctly as a ‘password’ before they are allowed to enter through the door.
  • Be a word detective and look for the words in books.
  • Find the words in magazines and cut them out and stick on a page to make a collage.
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