The HeidiSongs sight words songs were specifically written to help children memorize the spellings of the most commonly used high frequency words. This set of songs were written to help children memorize the spellings of the first 29 high frequency words presented in the Open Court/Imagine It Language Arts Kindergarten program. For teachers, we also offer custom sight words DVDs to correspond with major publisher collections, including: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McMillan McGraw Hill, Pearson Education, and Scott Forseman. With the words written out onscreen and fun movements choreographed to help with memorization, these fun songs help children easily memorize the spellings as they begin writing. Focusing on the color words, this DVD contains songs that all the kids enjoy and will sing over and over again. The last two songs cover Capitals and Spaces for more language arts skills. Download the printable song lyrics and movements for fun and active learning.
The words on this Sing & Spell Vol. 2, combined with the words on the first Sing and Spell Vol. 1 should give you one song for all of the words in the Open Court/Imagine It language arts program, plus some extras.
Words Covered Are:
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, white, gray, pink, an, at, big, do, down, has, in, it, no/yes, not, small, this, too, up, we, what, who. Plus, it includes two punctuation songs; one for capitals, and one for spaces between the words.
The Importance of Sight Words
“Sight word” is the term that many teachers use to describe a word in written English that cannot be sounded out, and therefore must be memorized on sight. The reason that most sight words cannot be sounded out is because they do not follow the regular spelling and phonics patterns that are often taught to children when they are beginning to read.
For example, in the word, “the,” the reader must first recognize that the “th” together forms one sound /th/, and the “e” makes neither the short or long /e/ sound, but a short /u/ sound. Likewise, the word, “said” may start and end phonetically, but the middle of the word has short /e/ sound spelled with two letters (“ai”) that are not sounded at all.
In addition, when the children find the words or movements amusing, they are also more likely to remember that song/word, since it touched their emotional side as well. All of this adds up to a learning tool that can reach even special needs children in a regular classroom setting, while at the same time keeping the faster learners happy and challenged as well- because ALL kids learn best when learning is FUN and ACTIVE!
Check out Heidi's blog for more information on Sing & Spell 2:
-What is the best way to use "Sing and Spell"?
-Morning Routines That Really Work for Pre-K and Kindergarten- and MORE Hidden Sight Word Worksheets!
-Questions and Answers
-Teaching Writing to Kindergartners
-Conferences, Contests and more Puzzles!