• most frequntly used words
    "Power Words"
    These are words that your child must know how to read automatically and they will give them the power to read more complex text. The ability to read frequently used sight words quickly will give your child the ability to spend more time using strategies to read unfamiliar words.
    Our American Reading system has two levels of words...
    1G: a, all, am, an, and, are, at, be, big, can, can't, come, do, down, for, get, go, had, has, have, he, here, I, in, is, it, like, little, live, look, lots, love, me, my, no, of, on, one, said, see, she, that, the, there, they, this, to, up, want, was, we, went, what, where, who, why, will, with, yes, you.
    2G: about, animal, as, boy, but, by, came, could, day, did, does, eat, from, fun, gave, girl,. give, goes, going, good, got, happy, her, him, his, home, house, how, if, into, jump, make, many, new, not, now, off, oh, our, out, over, play, put, ran, saw, says, so, some, stop, take, them, then, these, too, under, were, when, would, your.
    Please practice these words at home by looking for them in daily reading and in environmental print. Your child can also practice by writing them on paper or with their finger in a shallow pan of rice (or even in some shaving cream!). Have fun with words!
Last Modified on August 25, 2020