You Can Read!

You Can Read Sight Word Program



You Can Read! is a high frequency word program developed to help your younger reader master basic sight words.  I pulled together many ideas from various places, mostly my former Kindergarten teaching days, and put together a “program” to help myself stay on track with teaching high frequency words to Krash.  I do believe in mastering sight words {also known as high frequency words} while also learning phonics alongside of this.  You can see my full beliefs about teaching children to read here.  Many sight word printables are designed for children who learn to read a bit older and since Krash is 4 and I know some of you have kids who are ready {see reading readiness signs here} even earlier.  These printables were designed with younger children in mind, although older children will enjoy them too.

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I have been developing this for quite awhile now, but wanted to “test” it with Krash before I shared with you all.  I also had a good friend try the first set out with her 5 year old {he is about a year older than Krash}.  Both boys have thoroughly enjoyed the printables and I am thrilled to say that Krash has mastered the 1st 4 words and did NOT know them all before starting the week!

You can see all of the printables and more info about the program here on the You Can Read webpage. You will notice I am offering the printables for free.

You can also purchase a bundled option which includes many extras. See more info about purchasing access to this section here.

Each set will include the following information sheets, containing helpful information and even links.  Each printable is explained in a table of contents in case you forget what each one is for.

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Here is a journey through the many different printables he worked on throughout the week.

 

Slide16Connecting the matching words using a dry erase marker {sheet is in a heavy duty sheet protector}IMG_8873

 

 

Slide15Practicing writing skills while also connecting the matching words.  I had him read each word as he connected it.IMG_8932

 

 

Slide11He really liked these!  Each puzzle is cut into one part for each letter and I also provide a base page.  You can print and laminate the base page once and reuse it for all of the lessons.  He LOVED doing these!IMG_8967

IMG_8972On another day he did the puzzles in his mini pocket chartIMG_9533

 

 

Slide17This activity was anther BIG hit with Krash.  I gave him the 4 basic dry erase colors and explained the concept to him.  He had to use a particular color {indicated at the top of the sheet} to circle each specific word.  A few of the fonts confused him a bit-but that’s the point! He did about 99% of the entire thing independently.IMG_9437

 

 

Slide9I wasn’t sure if he would enjoy Play Doh words, but he did! Play Doh Words

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Slide19Pac Man helped him with his sentence search one day.  The idea is to see the words within a sentence and be able to isolate them by circling them.  A helper reads the entire sentence and the child locates the words.IMG_9491

 

 

Slide18He struggled with this at first, but Pac helped him and he grasped the concept quickly!IMG_9496

 

 

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Here he is tracing his words.  These are laminated.  I cut the strip on the far left into individual word cards and we will be using these as flashcards to review each week and for his new word wall {details in next week’s post!}.IMG_9367

 

 

Slide13He LOVED word Bingo!!!!  This is a very simple BINGO version, so the child can “win” quickly!IMG_9382

 

 

Slide21Coloring the books based on the word inside if the book…IMG_9342

Yes, Krash did all of the printables, but I created many options so that you can choose!  Figure out which ones your child enjoys and only do those!  If your child hates coloring, don’t do the Color By Word page.  If your child loves Word BINGO-do it every day!!  The idea is to expose high frequency words in a fun way!

The units are presented in a suggested order, but it is NOT necessary to go in order as they do not build upon each other.  I did this so classroom teachers and homeschool teachers can choose the units that would most benefit their kids at a certain time!

I also provide a sheet giving more suggested ideas to help make learning these words fun.Slide22Here is a variation of one of the ideas I suggest in action…

I wrote this on the board and asked Krash to erase the wrong answers, leaving only the correct spelling of the word see.

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I also offered a little fun incentive, 1 fruit snack for each correct answer!  He LOVED this!!!IMG_9565

 

In addition to the printables included in this program, we are also using my sight word color by number cards too.  I will be creating new color by number cards to correspond with the units also, so more will be added to that section as we get to those units!

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One final note-this is NOT a complete teach your child to read program, just to make that clear.  It is just a fun way to integrate sight words into your child’s reading program.  I still suggest all of the things in my How to Teach a Child to Read post.  I still use the base Calvert Reading program with Krash and just supplement with this!  You can easily use these printables alongside of any other reading program you might be using.

Easy Links…

The main You Can Read! webpage {download  free files}

You Can Read! Bundle {bundled format PLUS many extras}

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