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Sing & Spell the Sight Words - Volume 1 DVD

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Sing & Spell the Sight Words Volume 1 Classic DVD

These award-winning, sight word songs were written to help Pre-K and Kindergarten children learn to read and spell many of the most commonly used high-frequency words, including the beginning Dolch and Fry List words. These sight word songs are not animated, other than just the target word to learn written in the top left corner and the lyrics at the bottom.  Heidi ONLY is shown demonstrating the lyrics and there is no other animation; this is done to limit distractions for children that may benefit from this format. 

(This is the only difference between the two videos.) And, no DVD player?  No problem!  You can rent our digital videos online on Vimeo!  In combination with the easily learned, catchy music, our learning songs for kids are guaranteed to get YOUR kids to read and spell these difficult to learn beginning words, so they can become emergent readers.  These videos even work very well for students with special needs such as ADHD, ADD, autism, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other developmental delays! 

Loved by teachers, parents, and children alike, these Kindergarten songs that spell work to build the skills early readers need because they make up much of what your child will encounter when reading any book, worksheet or environmental print!  Heidi’s program has been used and embraced by early childhood professionals everywhere because they help teach the foundational skills that kids need in a fun and active way.  These word songs are so effective that many of them have been included in the Benchmark Advance language arts curriculum, which is nationally adopted and approved curriculum, so they have expert approval!  But never mind the adults- kids love them so much, they can’t help but learn!

Words Covered Are: and, are, can, for, go, have, he, here, is, like, me, my, of, on, play, said, see, she, that, the, they, to, was, with, you and I'm Done.

Sing & Spell Vol. 1 DVD - Basic - $20 (Save $10)
• Sing & Spell Vol. 1 DVD
-PLUS the following Printable Downloads-
• Sing & Spell Vol. 1 Songbook & Worksheets
• Sing & Spell Vol. 1 Sight Word Puzzles
• Sing & Spell Vol. 1 Velcro Manipulatives
PLUS Bonus Freebies! 

Sing & Spell Vol. 1 DVD - Premium - $35 (Save $10)
-PLUS the following Printable Downloads-
• Sing & Spell Vol. 1 DVD
• Sing & Spell Vol. 1 Songbook & Worksheets
• Sing & Spell Vol. 1 Sight Word Puzzles
• Sing & Spell Vol. 1 Velcro Manipulatives
• Sing & Spell Vol. 1 Workbook, Flashcards, & Mini-Songbook 
• Sing & Spell Vol. 1 Hidden Sight Word Worksheets 
PLUS Bonus Freebies!

PLUS Bonus Printable Download Freebies Included in Both Basic and Premium Add-Ons:
• Christmas Sight Word Santa
• Sing & Spell Sight Word User Guide
• Sing & Spell Vol. 1 Lyrics & Movements
• Documentation Master
• Sentence Writing Sheet
• Shamrock Surprise Worksheets
• Sight Word Santa
• Sight Word Splat Frame
• Sight Words Wand Recording Sheet
• Turkey Tails Sight Words
• Valentine Color by Sight Word
• Wandering Word Wall
• Writing Rubric Kindergarten

Sing & Spell the Sight Words Volume 1 Classic DVDThe 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 1:
-What is the best way to use "Sing and Spell"?
-Brand New: Hidden Sight Word Coloring Worksheets!
-What’s Working in Kindergarten! - Week 4

More information on what is included in the Basic and Premium Combos!

Basic DVD includes the following three printable downloads:

Includes Sing & Spell Vol. 1 - Songbook & Worksheets Printable Download
Sing & Spell Vol. 1 - Songbook & WorksheetsThis set of worksheets is actually a "cloze" activity that uses the words to each song. On each sheet, the the words to the song are written out for the child. However, each time the child comes to the "target" word of the song, there is a blank space for him to fill in the word. This allows the child to practice writing the target word several times, but within the context of the song. For added help, the first time the word comes up in the song, the blank has traceable letters for the child to practice writing that word on the space. After that, he or she simply fills in each blank space with the missing word.  Includes 108 pages: Instructions, 25 songbook pages, and 76 cloze activity worksheets.

Includes Sing & Spell Vol. 1 - Sight Word Puzzles Printable Download
Sing & Spell Vol. 1 - Sight Word PuzzlesIncludes one simple puzzle for each of the words in Sing & Spell #1. All you have to do is print them out on card stock, laminate them, and cut them apart. The children then fit the pieces of the word together to form their sight words. Includes all words in 3 formats: solid black, outlined (for you to color), & blank (for special fonts or for kids to build the puzzles on top of). Also, several blank puzzle squares are included to make your own word sets. 
Includes: 41 pages, with 3 kinds of puzzles for each word

Includes Sing & Spell Vol. 1 Velcro Book Manipulatives Printable Download
Sing & Spell Vol. 1 - Velcro Book ManipulativeThis project is designed to provide a hands-on way for children to practice reading and building the given sight words without ever needing to use a pencil or crayon. Download contains PDF project files for all of the 25 sight words found on Sing & Spell Vol. 1 with instructions for use. To build it, simply print, cut, glue onto a file folder, laminate, and add velcro. File folder and velcro not included in purchase. This is a great addition to your Language Arts program and perfect for children that hate pencil and paper work, but still need the experience of completing a spelling worksheet. It also makes a great independent language arts word work center that can be re-used often!
Includes 154 pages: Instructions,  6 worksheet pages per word

Premium DVD includes the above 3 printable downloads, plus the following 2 printable downloads:

Includes Sing & Spell Vol. 1 Workbook Printable Download
Sing & Spell Vol. 1 - Workbook, Mini-Songbooks, and FlashcardsIncludes 137 pages with 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 Sing & Spell Vol. 1 Hidden Sight Word Puzzles
Sing & Spell Vol. 1 - Hidden Sight Word WorksheetsThese fun worksheets are a hit with Heidi's students! Children use their visual discrimination and reading skills to find the target sight word and color in the section that it is in. When finished correctly, the word itself is revealed! The children LOVE this, and enjoy proudly showing off their finished papers. Kids have the option of coloring in the rest of the words or not at the teacher's discretion, allowing teachers to let this activity last a longer or shorter time as needed for classroom management purposes. These worksheets also make a great resource for homework or independent class time, since they are practically self checking.
Includes 26 pages: A worksheet for 25 sight words found on Sing & Spell Vol. 1, plus instructions.

Sing & Spell the Sight Words - Volume 1

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HeidiSongs has now partnered with UScreen to include Custom Song Lists that are flexible and easy to use, an Easy-to-Choose & Play Song Interface, Automatic Song Advancing and Repeat Mode!  You can choose from our individual titles (like a single DVD) for as little as $.99 a month, our 175 High-Frequency Sight Word songs in either Classic or Animated style for only $5.99 a month, or EVERY HeidiSongs Video ever, including 470 original teaching songs for a low monthly subscription of $9.99! All options include easy-to-play and custom song lists that will help you organize your lessons and simplify your teaching experience!

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No DVD drive in your computer?  Many computers no longer have built in drives, but an inexpensive external drive will get you up and running again! Check out one of these drives that utilize a simple USB connection from Amazon.

Still prefer to use Vimeo On Demand? Many of our customers have been happy with our Vimeo streaming options, that offer a 12 month rental for as little as $6.99 a year.  One nagging issue with Vimeo streaming is that all the songs are combined in a single movie, and finding individual songs can be a challenge. The Vimeo player app allows you to scroll along the timeline to find the song you want, and we’ve added timecode tags to help find each song, but it’s not ideal for some teachers! Vimeo has not updated it’s services to improve this situation, so we are recommending UScreen for ease of use in the classroom! Even so, we've had wonderful feedback from our Vimeo customers, so you might want to check it out to compare features for yourself.

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