Let’s learn to recognize and spell these sight words: all, by, does, give, of, or, out, what, when, will.
- Help your child use letter-sound correspondence (e.g., “s” makes a /s/ sound, “t” makes a /t/ sound, “o” makes an /o/ sound and “p” makes a /p/ sound) to try to figure out what each word is (stop!).
Let’s learn to sound out and spell words with the letter combinations: th, ee, ar and ow.
- Involve your child in writing your grocery list and making meal plans. Look through a grocery store flyer if available. Highlight each time these letter combinations are used.
Let’s learn to read correctly 15 words per minute in a text with good expression.
- Show how many questions start with words like what, why, where, when, who and how. Make up your own questions using these words, and practice reading them with proper expression.
Can your child consistently:
- Recognize and spell these sight words: all, by, does, give, of, or, out, what, when, will.
- Sound out and spell words with the letter combinations: th, ee, ar and ow.
- Read correctly 15 words per minute in a text with good expression.
Did you know?
Word games are a fun way to teach reading skills. For example, ask your child how many words they can come up with using the letters in a word like TEACH (E.g. cat, het, tea, heat, chat, ace, tace). It only doesn’t count if you can’t pronounce it! Once you have made a list of several words on paper, ask questions about the sounds they make like, ‘What happens when you add ‘e’ to ‘at’ to make ate?’