Educational videos


Sunday, July 22, 2018

First Grade Advantage

Sight Word Booklet, Activities and Demonstration Video - I used these booklets in class and provided them for parents to use at home.  Sight words are irregularly spelled words that can't be sounded out and/or words that occur frequently in text and need to be recognized on sight.
Children are expected to know lists 1-6 by the end of first grade.  If they master these lists early, have them continue with lists 7-11.  Learning sight words with automaticity will improve reading fluency and reading comprehension.
(1) Print the 6 pages (2) Fold each page on the folded line (right side fold) (3) place pages in order starting with the cover and staple them together on the left  side, (4) place decorative tape over the staples
Sight Word Booklet For Practice and Assessment
As children master each list check the yes box on the cover.
Cover Page and List 1
Lists 2 and 3
Lists 4 and 5
Lists 6 and  7
Lists 8 and 9
Lists 10 and 11
Fun Activities to practice sight words: Flashcards and Concentration
Words in Content and Dictation
Sight Word Bingo
Word Scramble and Crossword Puzzle

Sight Word Certificate
Sight Word Practice Using Flashcards - Example uses sight word list 4
Practice with all sight word lists

Friday, July 20, 2018

Identifying beginning sounds b, f, h, k, l, s, t, w, soft c, and soft g.

Individual - Small Group, Quick Review/Assessment  - Differentiating Beginning Sounds: B, F, H, K, L, S, T, W, Soft C and Soft G.  Kids love the colorful pictures.  Place the practice pages in plastic sleeves purchased at the dollar store and have children circle the words that start with the letter/sound.  Begin by having children make the sound, soft c, and then say each picture: centipede, cat, celery, cent, cow, corn, cereal, cup, crayons and cereal.  Next, have children circle the pictures that began with the letter/sound soft c.  It is suggested to begin the activity with practice page B ,
/ B / sound    Pictures: book, ball, butterfly, bear, wagon, bird, walrus, baby and whale
/F/ sound  Pictures: flag, fish, farm, wagon, whistle, frog, whale, flower and watch
/H/ sound   Pictures: house, helicopter, hula-hoop, rocket, hopscotch, ring, hippopotamus, heart and rooster
/K/ sound  Pictures: key, violin, vase, kite, kangaroo, kitten, vacuum, koala and volcano  
/L/ sound   Pictures: light bulb, paintbrushes, popcorn, lion, paint, ladder, lunchbox, lemon, porcupine
/S/ sound  Pictures: snowman, star, seal, sun, ball, baby, strawberry, book, swings
/T/ sound      Pictures: tree, ten, taco, dog, drum, doughnut, door, two, tractor
/W/ sound      Pictures: wagon, doughnut, wind, windmill, walrus, dog, door and whale
Soft /c/ sound    Pictures: centipede, cat, celery, cent, cow, corn, crayons, cereal and cup
Soft /G/ sound     Pictures: gorilla, giant, grapes, gingerbread man, giraffe, goose, glove and gate 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

      Sight Word Handouts for Parents of First Graders
I used these handouts last year and parent support was strong and effective
Sight Words are irregularly spelled words that can't be sounded out and/or words that occur frequently in text and need to be recognized on sight.

Front and Back of the Five Handouts

Sight Word Lists Suggested for First Grade Students
Sight Word List 1
Sight Word List 2
Sight Word List 3
Sight Word List 4
Sight Word List 5
Video with all 11 sight word lists

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Ow as in Brown Cow and Howie Owl

Ow sound pattern heard in Brown Cow and Howie Owl
Letter pattern ow makes the sound in owl.  The sound is made when it occurs before a final l, n or d in a word.

Letter pattern ow makes the sound in cow.  The sound is made when it occurs at the end of a syllable.

Examples with Brown Cow and Howie Owl

Word Search.  Have children find the words listed on the page.  Activities and answers can be viewed on video below
Fill in the blanks with the correct letters.  Answers and activity on video below.
Guess My ow Word
OW Power



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Add a letter, change the sound, change the word!

All the words in this activity end with the letters at.  Due to additional letters added, they do not all make the /at/ ending sound!
Every word ends with the letters at.
Sound Patterns: VC (Vowel, Consonant) - at;  CVC (Consonant, Vowel, Consonant) -  bat; and CVVC (Consonant, Vowel, Vowel, Consonant)  - boat and beat.
Sound Patterns: VC(vowel, consonant) - at; CVC(Consonant, Vowel, Consonant)  - cat; CVVC (Consonant, Vowel, Vowel, Consonant) - coat and  (Consonant digraph, Vowel, Vowel,
Consonant)  - cheat
Sound Patterns: VC (Vowel, Consonant) - at; CVC (Consonant, Vowel, Consonant)  - mat; and CVVC (Consonant, Vowel, Vowel, Consonant)  - moat and meat.
Words with sound pattern CVC (Consonant, Vowel, Consonant) - bat, sat, cat and mat
Words with sound pattern CVVC (Consonant, Vowel, Vowel, Consonant) - coat, boat, moat 
Words with sound pattern CVC (Consonant/Consonant Digraph, Vowel, Consonant) - beat, meat and cheat
Practice Pages
additional activities