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High Frequency Words, or Sight Words, are usually common words found in text that do not follow the sound or phonetic rules, like Word Families do. Yes, I Am ! : Reading High Frequency Words Games are engaging activities to help your emerging reader to memorize these common words and continue on to the next word. They can be considered “connectors.”
For beginning, or emergent readers, these connectors help with the “flow”, or fluency of the reading. Plus, they are great confidence-boosters, especially if hidden in an unknown word, like “up” in “pup”.
This 21~ page (includes front & back manual covers) download, copy & printable resource in an 8″x11″ PDF will give your beginning reader the confidence to “attack”, or decode unknown words during a read.
- Contents & Materials List
- How To Make Manual & Game Pieces
- How To Play Games
- Levels 1-5 High Frequency Words Strips
- 40 HFW Cards
- 6 Puzzle Pictures
- 6 Word Cards & Puzzle Pieces Pockets
- Blank Word Card Template
- colored ink printer
- card-stock & printer paper
- scissors or cutter
- strong wide tape or stapler
- rubber bands or clips
- binding for manual
Tips & Ideas
Use the HFW strips as a checklist in your Manual for fluency, mastery & review. You know your child’s consistency with retention as to how many repetitions are needed for mastery. Five or more seems to be a good number.
Use blocks, Legos and/or other puzzles to build structures to replace the “Yes, I Am !” puzzles.
Mix up the word cards to make sentences, ie “I can see.” Reading HFW alone becomes more powerful when read as parts of a sentence.
Include “Other Words I Know” in the mix.
Accept “silly sentences” especially if the words are being read accurately. Be sure to ask if the sentence makes sense to subtly reinforce grammar.
Trade places with your learner and make mistakes so your “teacher” can help you learn.
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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