This product is actually three products in one! Geared toward beginning readers and writers!
The first is an editable personal word wall is composed of sight words and high-frequency words. Many people believe sight words and high-frequency words are interchangeable. Although many high-frequency words are also sight words, there is a difference. Sight words, (I like the term “snap” words) are typically words that students recognize immediately (within three seconds-in a “snap”) and can read without having to use decoding skills while high-frequency words are words that are commonly found in the English language. Fifty percent of our written material is made up of these most frequently used words. This word wall list correlates with text levels A-D (Fountas & Pinell levels) or levels 1-6 (Reading Recovery). The words on this list are words that kids will encounter at these various text levels and would be most appropriate and found in a kindergarten classroom. This comes in color and black and white and you can add additional words. I would suggest making two copies per child; one for writing workshop and one for small group reading instruction. They provide an excellent reference for kids when writing.
The following are words included on this word wall:
The second product is an alphabet strip. Perfect for your small group reading table and when you are teaching guided writing. This, too, comes in color and black and white. There are key pictures and both the upper and lowercase letter. Kids refer to this all the time as they are writing or when they are reading and get stuck on what the letter sounds like or looks like. Great reference tool!
Lastly, I have included writing spree graphs that are perfect for daily use and reinforcing fluency in writing. I call this the 60 Second Challenge. Each day we warm up in a small group by writing as many words from memory as possible. The hope is the sight words I have taught will stick as well as kids learning to make other words from words they know. At the end of 60 seconds, kids count up and circle the word they spelled correctly (HOPEFULLY!). I check the words and then they graph their results. Great on the spot data. I challenge them each day to write one more than the did the session before. KIds need to build their writing muscle and they love this and it is great to see the transfer into their process writing. These products are also sold separately in my store. Check out the links below!
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You may be interested in these other products:
3 Editable Word Walls
60 Second Challenge-Writing Sprees
Alphabet Strips for Guided Writing
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