- Jul 26 Mon 2010 01:05
- Jul 19 Mon 2010 23:49
These reading printables should help your child to learn the high frequency words (also called sight words or key words). However, memorising a string of, lets face it, pretty meaningless words, is not an easy thing to do. So, as well as pointing out the words in books, newspapers and on posters, you can help your child to learn the words using a game (or better still, lots of different games). This way, your child will be able to learn the words almost effortlessly.
Although the English language contains many thousands of words, research by Solity 2005 has shown that just 16 words (a, and, he, I, in, is, it, my, of, that, the, then, to, was, went, with) make up a quarter of all the words in a typical text, whether aimed at adults or children, and that a total of 100 words (including the 16 most common) represent half the words in a text. Learning these "high frequency words" can give your child a head start in learning to read.
- Jul 19 Mon 2010 23:45
- Jul 19 Mon 2010 23:33
Follow the links below to the free online sight word games. Your child will have lots of fun while developing their sight word recognition and spelling skills. These games will help children to learn to recognise the most common reading words on sight.
- Jul 19 Mon 2010 23:22
Phonics games will help your child to practise sounding out words, which will help them to read. Initially, children will learn basic letter sounds, such as "c-a-t" for "cat". Later they will move on to sounds such as "th", "sh" and "ch", then "oo", "oa" and so on. Once they recognise a few basic letter sounds, they will be able to work out what a written word says for themselves, a skill which they will be very proud to show off!