The sixth volume in Heidi's Sing & Spell the Sight Words series features 26 great word songs for teaching kids to read and spell common words, such as "went," "many," "does," and "off," just to name a few! Each sight word song has a fun HeidiSongs "twist" to it that will keep your kids motivated and jammin' along with the music until they learn to read and spell them all! This title nearly completes all of the first 100 Dolch words sight word spelling songs, which are the most commonly used high frequency words in the English language. Would you prefer to purchase these songs digitally? You can purchase them on iTunes here! Want to watch the video that goes with these sight word songs online? We have our sight word songs streaming digitally on Vimeo for a small monthly or yearly fee!
This collection also includes "The Opposite Song," which accompanies our adorable learning book, The Opposites Rhyming Picture Book. Together with this video, the book becomes a "singable book," which is the very best kind for beginning readers and emergent readers alike!
Knowing these high frequency words is foundational and a basic skill for every beginning reader, so they are perfect for Kindergarten and first grade! Early childhood teachers know that all of the Dolch and Fry words must be mastered, and sing along, move along songs are the easiest way to learn EVER! In fact, these word songs for sight words are used by special education teachers everywhere for kids with special needs such as dyslexia, learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, autism, and developmental delays.
The International Dyslexia Association agrees that multisensory methods, such as HeidiSongs spelling songs videos, are the very BEST way to reach children with reading difficulties, and help them move from emergent reader to beginning reader! Kids really DON’T have to sit down to learn! So we DO recommend the videos over use of the audio only (as in this CD version.) If you prefer audio only, then we recommend that you download our free hand motions description or make up your own motions. You should also definitely make some flash cards so that your child can SEE the word while he or she is singing!
The videos that go with this song collection are so special that many of them were chosen for inclusion in the new, nationally adopted Benchmark Advance Language Arts curriculum! Experts agree that HeidiSongs are the BEST! Don't expect a low quality, "free" video on YouTube to get you the same results.
Words Covered Are:
ask, ate, day, does, every, give, going, her, him, just, many, must, no, off, only, our, ran, show, soon, take, them, think, walk, well, went, yes, Bonus Track - Opposite Song
Compared with the Dolch List:
Our Sing & Spell the Sight Word series now has 159 spelling words recorded! There are actually a few more, but some of the songs were recorded more than once: the words Yes/No song were recorded together in one song originally, and then re-recorded as separate songs for Sing & Spell Vol. 6, and then the spelling songs for numbers one, two, and three were recorded twice, each with different arrangements. 145 of the words in this series are also on the Dolch List, which has a total of 220 words, so we are coming close to having the entire list covered! Stay tuned for more!
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 6:
-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