Monday, January 2, 2017

High Frequency Word Practice
I promised you some activities to foster word reading with your kindergartener. 
First, here's the list of words we've covered so far in case you've misplaced it:

a
like
and
is
the
me
we
see
go
I
can
look
play
you
have 
said
Here's a game called Bang! that you could play with the entire family. Make a box with cards in it. Some will say Bang! and others will have multiples of the above words. You can add some other words that your child is learning if these words are already known. Sit in a circle. Each player takes a card out when it's his turn and reads it. If they can read it, they get to put it down in front of them. If they cannot read it, it goes back in the box. If they pull the word, "Bang!" out, all the words they've collected this far go back in the box. Keep playing until the group gets tired or set a timer and the winner is the one with the most cards when the timer goes off. Players may keep a written record of the # of cards accumulated and try to beat their record next time.
Bean Bag Toss: Divide a shower curtain liner into a grid of 20 squares. Make cards with high frequency words on them and print  a  # of points on it in the corner of the card. The student tosses a bean bag onto a square and if she can read the word, gets the number of points on the card. At the end of the game she adds up all her points.
Don't forget those old favorites: Concentration (Memory), Bingo and Tic Tac Toe.

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