September 22, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to a great 2016-2017 school year! We are excited to support you and your child in developing your child’s foundational skills. Our kindergarten teachers have been hard at work developing lessons, activities and teaching strategies to ensure that every kindergartner can read 100 HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS!!
In order to support our teachers’ and students’ efforts, Humphreys Ave. School will hold a High Frequency Campaign! Attached you will find the first 50 High Frequency Words that your child is expected to learn by the end of January.
The children, who read 50 words by the end of January, will receive a certificate of recognition at our January awards assembly. After January, students will receive a list of the remaining 50 sight words. Students who read all 100 words by the end of the year will get a Reading Medal at our end of the year awards assembly.
22 de Septiembre del 2016
Estimados padres y tutores,
Bienvenidos al comienzo de un gran año escolar 2016-2017! Estamos muy contentos en apoyar el desarrollo de habilidades básicas de su hijo. Nuestros maestros de kindergarten han estado trabajando duro en el desarrollo de lecciones, actividades y estrategias de enseñanza para asegurar que cada estudiante de kindergarten puede leer 100 palabras de uso frecuente!!
Con el fin de apoyar los esfuerzos nuestros profesores y estudiantes Humphreys Ave. llevará a cabo una campaña de alta frecuencia! Adjunto encontrará las primeras 50 palabras de alta frecuencia que se espera que su hijo aprenda a finales de enero.
Los niños, que leen 50 palabras por el final de enero, recibirán un certificado de reconocimiento en nuestra asamblea de premios en enero. A partir de enero, los estudiantes recibirán una lista de las 50 palabras restantes. Los estudiantes que leen todas las 100 palabras para el final del año recibirán una medalla de lectura en nuestro asamblea de reconocimentos.
What are they?
High frequency words are the words that appear frequently in printed material. These words might also be called sight words. Often, these words do not follow phonics rules.
Why are they important?
High frequency words make up the majority of the words a child will read. If he can recognize these words easily, he will be able to focus less on decoding and more on comprehension.
What can we do at home?
Provide a little bit of practice every day. Five minutes for five days in a row is far more effective than 25 minutes on just one day. Flashcards are probably the easiest way to practice, but here are some more ideas to keep practice time interesting.
Play Bang- Using index cards, write one high frequency word on each card and write “Bang” on two cards. Put the cards in a bag. Players take turns pulling out a card out of the bag. If the player can read the card, he can keep it. If not, he puts the card back in the bag. If the a player pulls out a bang card, all of his cards go back in the bag.
Play Tic-Tac-Toe- Create a tic-tac-toe board and write one high frequency word in each square. Players play as usual, except each player must read the word in the square before he can write down an X or an O.
Play Concentration- Make two sets of high frequency cards. Mix them up and turn face down on the table. Players take turns making matches. In order to keep the match, the player must read the words.
Play Go Fish- Make two sets of high frequency cards. Shuffle them, and deal five cards to each player. Place the rest face down on the middle of the table. Players must read the word when asking for a match. If no one else has the match, the player chooses a card from the pile on the middle of the table. Players keep the matches and the one with the most matches at the end of the game wins.
On the Go Words- Place the high frequency words in a sheet protector, and attach them to the back of a front row car seat so your child can easily see the words from his seat. As you are driving, he can read the words to you. If he does not know the word, he can spell it out, and you can pronounce it.
Big Words- Many children benefit from using large motions when learning high frequency words. Have your child write words on the driveway with sidewalk chalk, trace words in the air, or make words out of Play-Doh.
Kindergarten First Semester H. F. W. List