This award winning volume in our Sing & Spell the Sight Words series features 26 great new songs for teaching kids to read and spell common words, such as "went," "many," "does," and "off," just to name a few! Each 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 CD nearly completes all of the Dolch words up to and including the First Grade level words, with the exception of just 13 words! The remaining words included on this CD were pulled from the major publisher's current lists of required words, such as from the Journeys, Wonders, and Treasures Kindergarten language arts series.
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