Week 4, package 3: Sight words
In these lessons your child will learn to read and write some high frequency sight words.
Week 4 - Package 3 - Year 1 & 2 English/literacy - High frequency sight words
Things your child will need
Have these things available so your child can complete this task.
- Lesson 1 video – what
- Lesson 2 video – friend
- Lesson 3 video – game, for, every, they, would, what, friend
- Pencils or markers
- Blank sheets of paper
- An adult who can help your child read, say and write the words.
- Pencils are best, but you can use any other writing tools such as textas, pens or crayons.
- You could also use post-it notes.
Before your child starts
Make sure your child has everything ready that they will need at the start of the lesson. There are 3 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 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 1 and complete the activities in the video
Day 2 – watch Lesson 2 and complete the activities in the video
Day 3 – watch Lesson 3 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?
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.
An adult can write the words onto paper for the matching pairs game.
Activity too easy?
If your child is finding these words easy, extend the activity by asking your child to say and write these words into sentences.
Place a time limit on the matching pairs game to encourage your child to remember the sight words they have already turned over and finish the game more quickly.
Write the words on pieces of paper and place them 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. You can stick them on a page to make a collage.
Write the words on a path in chalk and use them to create a hopscotch game where every time someone jumps on a word they must say the word aloud.