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Post-it party

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Stage

Basic

Directions

Topic

Sight Words

Supplies

Post-it notes

Make reading literacy fun and creative. Create Post-it notes using sight words and hang them at child's eye level. Readers get a point for each word they read! Encourage your reader to get as many Post-it points as they possibly can. 

Write my word

Student Paper Writing

Stage

Basic

Directions

Topic

Spelling

Supplies

Phonetically regular word list

Some of the words we use in the English language are not spelled phonetically. What this means is that certain words are not spelled how they are spoken. Even the word phonetic isn't spelled phonetically. During the basic reading stage, let students learn to spell words that are phonetically regular before you move on to more aggressive words. This allows them to better understand letter-sound relationships. Using a list of phonetically regular words, ask your reader to write each word they hear.

Sight Word Bingo

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Stage

Basic

Information

Topic

Sight Words

Supplies

homemade sight word  bingo board and word chips 

Practice spelling sight words using a childhood favorite; BINGO! Sweeten the deal by giving a reward to the winner.

Word Scavenger

Scavenger Hunt Map

Stage

Basic

Information

Topic

Letter blending, phonics

Supplies

scavenger items,

safe location, writing journal, writing utensil

Children learn better in environments where they are actively learning. Word scavenger hunt allows them to move while their little brains groove. Hide items that are spelled using common letter blends, such as ch, sh, pl, and th.  Give out clues to help your child discover the hidden items. Once the child discovers what was hidden, have them record it in their writing journal. This encourages writing, which will help them remember the words they are spelling, visually. To sweeten the deal, add one last hidden prize at the end of the game for the purpose of positive reinforcement.

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