High frequency words for phonics games for pre k

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PreK - K, Homeschool
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Children will find that learning is fun when they use these resources in their play and as you are teaching phonics. The resources are for pre k settings and home schooling and will help your children read high frequency words, including sight words, by playing games and learning about phonics in fun ways, so that they begin to recognise these words automatically. The words are suitable for children in pre-kindergarten.

High frequency words are words that children will encounter very often in their reading and writing, so it is important that they recognise these quickly without having to go through the sounding out and blending procedure. Many of the words are decodable however some are tricky. The more often the children will encounter these words in reading and games, which will engage them in their learning, the easier it will be for them to start recognising these instantly. This will have a positive impact on their ability and confidence in reading which is so important for academic success as well as reading for pleasure.

This resource includes ideas to practise reading for:

  • outdoor active games
  • table-top games
  • using available resources you may have at home or in pre-kindergarten settings
  • how to teach reading high frequency/ sight words - decodable and tricky ones

High frequency words used in pre-k settings as:

  • words with and without sound buttons
  • captions and sentences with high frequency words
  • words on treasure coins
  • words on fish
  • words on card-size formats to play various games
  • words on lotto boards
  • words for domino games
  • words on dice
  • games with football/ soccer, space, alien and treasure island themes
  • word searches

Resources are also adapted to take account of recommendations by the British Dyslexia Association to make reading easier for some children

The resources are suitable for both classroom and home environments.

This is designed for letter sized paper so suitable for printing in U.S.A. but it can also be printed onto A4 sheets (as is used in U.K. and other countries).

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194 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).


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