This set of songs adds 28 more high frequency words to fill in the gaps to include all of the remaining top 50 words on the Dolch list when combined with the first three volumes in the Sing and Spell series. There are also a few more words that come in handy for writing projects, such as “friend,” “nice,” and “love.” These songs are filled with fun animal themes and sound effects that children love! These fun songs help children easily memorize the spellings of words, just as easily and naturally as they are able to learn the alphabet song or any other nursery rhyme! Download the printable song lyrics and movements for fun and active learning. Or, get it on DVD in addition to the CD and have your child do the movements right along with Heidi!
The words on this Sing & Spell Vol. 4, 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 language arts program, plus some extras.
Words Covered Are:
A (the word), all, am, as, be, by, came, dear, did, friend, from, good, had, his, I (the word), if, love, made, nice, now, out, over, put, some, then, very, will, and your.
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 4:
-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
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