This collection of 31 songs follow the high frequency words included in the 2013 McMillan McGraw Hill Kindergarten Treasures Series, presented in the order dictated by the teacher's manual. Using the same, high quality songs and movies from our Sing & Spell Sight Word series, this custom word list have been rearranged to match the publisher's order to 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.
Please Note: Since there are often multiple versions coming from different publishers, we highly recommend that you cross check your own teachers manual to make sure that our word list matches yours. (We have found that the reading series not only vary from state to state, but can also change from one year to another.)
Word listing & Song order:
I word, can, we, the, like, A word, see, go, to, have, is, play, are, for, you, this, do, and, what, little, said, here, was, she, he, has, look, with, my, me, where
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
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