This award winning collection of sight words includes a song to help children learn to spell each number word from zero to ten, plus 19 more high frequency words! All the songs are animated with fun, child-friendly graphics that help encourage repeated viewing, and in combination with the easily memorized, catchy music, are guaranteed to get your kids to recognize and know these difficult words. The album has a modern feel, with a Rock or Hip-Hop style to most of them, including the "But" song, which has a way cool hip-hop beat that is SO much fun to dance to! These fun songs help children easily memorize the spellings as they are able to learn the alphabet and begin writing. Download the printable song lyrics and movements for fun and active learning.
Words Covered Are:
Zero the Hero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, about, around, but, eat, fight, find, funny, get, into, new, please, pretty, ride, saw, say, says, so, under, which.
Our special thanks goes to the wonderful folks at Artfelt Puppets for helping us with many of their wonderful finger puppets! They have generously made available their cute & clever creations and helped inspire many of our own characters and backgrounds for this set of songs. Be sure to check them out! Thanks so much Artfelt!
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 5:
-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
Sing & Spell the Sight Words - Volume 5 Animated
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