Until this week.
|Where it all began... the first of Classified: Mom's packs, |
which Eden decided was the best thing IN THE WORLD!!!
Really, it was no surprise given that she has shown signs of reading readiness for some time now, but truthfully, I didn't feel like I was ready to invest the time yet (especially with the pregnancy-related niggles and sleep deprivation in high gear at the moment!). So I did what parents do... sucked it up (Aussie slang for 'got over it'), and prepared to teach her how to read some sight words. I was utterly unprepared, however, for how voracious her appetite for learning has become in this area. In the course of four days - two of which she has been sick - she has leant twelve words which she can read and spell from memory!
|Classified: Mom's printable Farm Animals Sight Word Pack, |
laminated and velcro-ed up
|The Rock N Roll Pack from Classified: Mom|
In the meantime, I also created some flashcards for Eden based on the 100 Most Used Words, which actually comprise about half of all the reading and writing we do. As Eden masters reading these simple words, she will be able to immediately recognise many of them in the books we read each day, and I am hoping this will give her more confidence to learn other words too.
I will be introducing these words to Eden alongside some of those on the Dolch Sight Words List - there is significant overlap anyway - and will also be posting some Dolch List Flashcards in the near future. There are certainly plenty of flashcards already available for free on the internet, but I did not want any with distracting borders or pictures to act as visual aids, and I also wanted them to be in the Victorian Modern Cursive font, which is the font used in schools across Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. I could not find any freebies which met my expectations, and so have made my own (using the desired font).
So now, to the freebie! I have included a list of the 100 Most Used Words, small flashcards (good for pasting in scrapbooks), and medium-sized flashcards (which we will be blu-tacking on her 'Words I Can Read' wall). Click the image below to download the file.
The usual spiel applies: These are for personal use only and are not to be resold or redistributed. If you wish to use these on your blog/site you may do so only if you credit this blog and link back to this post (not the download link). Thanks!
I'll be posting shortly about some of the ways in which we use these cards, and also with ideas on how to teach the words to your Munchkins!
Thanks for reading, I hope you like 'em!