This collection follows the first 48 songs from the Dolch Basic list, arranged by frequency. We have found that most teachers use either the Frequency or the Grade level lists to teach Sight Words, so we wanted to provide both! Using the same, high quality songs and animated movies from our animated Sing & Spell Sight Word series, this custom word list make supplemental learning so much easier! All the videos feature catchy songs, the words written out onscreen and fun movements choreographed to help with memorization, to help children easily memorize the spellings of the toughest high frequency words.
Word listing & Song order:
the, to, and, he, A (word), I (word), you, it, of, in, was, said, his, that, she, for, on, they, but, had, at, him, with, up, all, look, is, her, there, some, out, as, be, have, go, we, am, then, little, down, do, came, could, when, did, what, so, see
Supplemental Material - Workbook Printable Download
Includes three different practice sheets for each word to reinforce sight word recognition, such as:
• Trace both whole and part of the word and then fill in the missing letters.
• Visual discrimination - circle the correct word amongst several “look alike” words.
• Write the letters of the word in boxes sized to each letter, to help children recognize the general shape of the word.
• Write the sight words in sentences with a “fill in the blank” format.
• Reading comprehension - read the word in a sentence, circle it, and illustrate its meaning.
• Mini-Songbooks include fun illustrations of the hand motions from the song.
Includes 263 pages: 40 words total, 3 worksheets per word, plus 2 page mini-songbook per word, flashcards, and instructions
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 Series:
-What is the best way to use "Sing and Spell"?
-Brand New: Hidden Sight Word Coloring Worksheets!
-What’s Working! - Week 4
-Questions and Answers
Dolch Sight Word Song Collection - Basic 48 Words
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