Now that my oldest has started back to school, we haven’t done as many activities together during the week.
I wanted to give her time to get used to being in full-day school, plus I wanted to try and get a handle on what she was learning and what she needed extra help with.
One thing they hit pretty hard in 1st grade is reading. While she is doing quite well, she does lack confidence in her abilities. So, I’m going to try to help her gain more confidence in reading.
One way is just to practice. Her teacher recommends 20 minutes of reading a night. We do that and more.
Another way I plan on helping her gain that confidence is through reviews of some of the different components, such as phonics, word families, and sight words.
We recently worked with this simple Word Family Sort game to help review some of the word families.
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- Have your child write the words in the circles for an additional level of review.
- Use beginning sounds instead of word families for a child that needs a different level of review
- Make it more challenging by leaving the word families off the game board. Have your child sort the words then determine their word family.
Word Family Slam
Sight Word Islands