I Am A Reader & A Writer !
If someone – young or old – has the desire to read, s/he WILL learn to read. Learning how to read depends on the learner and, of course, the teacher. If that someone is “reluctant”, or unsure, writing to read is a positive gateway to success. After all – who doesn’t like to read his/her own words or story?!?
Your child’s love for the rhythm of rhyme will easily engage him /her to sing a song of phrases. Including the high frequency words within the phrases will create more understanding in the structure of sentences s/he will want to read, write, and remember. Think – “in” vs “on”.
Ka~Zam I Am ! : A Learning Tool for Reading & Writing Word Families & High Frequency Words will encourage, not only sentences, but also some wonderful, keepsake stories from your “emergent” reader.
This 25~ page (includes front & back manual covers) download, copy & printable resource in an 8″x11″ PDF will guide your child into the Literacy World of Reading & Writing.
- Contents & Materials List
- How To Make Manual & Tool Pieces
- How To Use Tools in Games
- 25 Word Strips (Word Families & HFW) for Word Cards
- Blank Word Strips Template
- 12 Word Card Pockets
- 2 Handwriting Paper Templates
- 3 Book Covers (Words, Sentences, Story)
- colored ink printer
- card-stock & printer paper
- scissors or cutter
- strong wide tape or stapler
- rubber bands or clips
- bindings for manual & books
Tips & Ideas
Include the Word Strips pages in your Manual to use as a checklist.
Play a lot of oral word games before writing as warm-up activities.
Let your child set the writing pace. Writing is a fine motor skill & takes time to develop. It has nothing to do with intelligence (think MD prescriptions).
Some Handwriting Tips
Make a dot-to-dot of the word(s) on the Handwriting page for your child to trace with a FAT pencil.
Write the word(s) in highlighter for your child to trace with a FAT pencil.
Place your hand lightly atop his/her writing hand as a guide.
Have your child “dictate” the word/sentence as you write it down. Then, s/he can match the word cards to it(them).
Play “I Write/You Draw”, taking turns & switching roles.
Remember~ although Handwriting is an important developmental skill, getting your child’s reading thoughts down on paper is a priority (in my opinion). S/he will WANT to read his/her words~I promise!
Just a little sidebar note~ I Am Jam ! was created as one of 3 in a Literacy Series for teaching your youngster how to read. Word Families is a FUN way to build confidence and success. Yes, I Am ! (part 2) concentrates on High Frequency, or Sight Words. These words provide a bridge into the beginning-to-read path. Learning Word Families & High Frequency Words will have your child reading~yes, reading~ and ready to write. So, with the 3rd part of this Series: Ka~Zam I Am !, your young reader will be writing & reading together~very powerful, indeed!
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