You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 4

We are in full swing now with You Can Read since we officially started back to homeschool on August 11!  Along with adding these new words, we also reviewed the previous 12 words from unit one, unit two, and unit 3.

You Can Read Sight Words Unit 4



Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Unit Four with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

 

Unit Organization

You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.  For current units I use thisYou-Can-Read--7714_thumb11[1] metal file container {Target} and hanging folders.  The pink ones are You Can Read units, the yellow are her Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printables. I have a daily lesson plan for both in a sheet protector in the front.  The You Can Read printable lesson plan is here.

I have been asked a lot how we do things so I am trying to outline it for you as much as possible!  I am not sure if I will blog all the way through You Can Read like this, but if it is helpful, I might, let me know! Below you will see exactly what we did on each day and how I spread it out.

 

Day One

Making her words using the little ledge on her shelf.

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Connecting the words to make shapes.

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Color by number sight word, mom.

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Day Two

Here is the before shot for day 2.

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She chose to play Bitsboard first, we played a few games to practice her words. See more about Bitsboard in our first YCR post.

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Here’s a video clip of Bitsboard in action.

 

She was not happy with me.  I didn’t laminate her puzzles, just used cardstock and that was not to her liking.  She grumbled through the entire thing.

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Day Three

Our third day of lessons with these words…

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We played BINGO, with Spielgaben pieces.

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Color by number sight word

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Dot Painting her funny font words…

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Finishing up with stamping words!

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Day Four

Day 4 with these words.

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She would play Toss and Read with our Education Cubes inserts every day, she LOVES this!

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Here’s a video clip of us playing!

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Using dot paint to do her word search…

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Play Dough Words…

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More play with Bitsboard…

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Day Five

We began with finding words in sentences.  I had her use two different colors of markers.

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She used pink to circle words from this week, and purple to circle any other words she remembered from previous weeks!  Then we read them together, she reads circled words, I read un-circled words.

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Color by word…

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She loves playing memory with her color by number sight words combined with the words Krash made when he was in Kindergarten.  Once we are done for the week, we laminate hers and add them with his and play!

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Here’s a video clip of us playing…

 

She didn’t learn all 4 words as quickly, and I noticed a bit of memory loss with review words, but was totally fine with that!  I knew a review week was coming next, and we needed it! Our next post will share all we did for a solid review week!

Here’s most of her completed work from the time we spent with these words…

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Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 4 here

Purchase the You Can Read Bundle here {get access to the bonus items}

See our You Can Read YouTube playlist here

See our post featuring Unit 1, unit 2, and unit 3!

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Be sure to see our Word Play ~ Learning to Read is FUN! post for more fun reading ideas.

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You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 2

You Can Read Sight Words Unit 2



We slowed down with You Can Read while we enjoyed a total school break and some vacation time!  We spread this unit out over a few weeks, only working on days she asked me to.  She learned these 4 words so quickly! Along with adding these new words, we also reviewed the previous 4 words.  She is really doing well, it seems I hit the sweet spot of her being ready to read, I am glad I waited!

Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Sight Words Unit Two with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

 

Unit Organization

You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.  For current units I use thisYou-Can-Read--7714_thumb1 metal file container {Target} and hanging folders.  The pink ones are You Can Read units, the yellow are her Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printables {which we are not using during the summer but will pick back up again in August}.  I have a daily lesson plan for both in a sheet protector in the front.  The You Can Read printable lesson plan is here.

I have been asked a lot how we do things so I am trying to outline it for you as much as possible, there’s even a couple of video clips!  I am not sure if I will blog all the way through You Can Read like this, but if it is helpful, I might, let me know! Below you will see exactly what we did on each day and how I spread it out.

 

Day One

Here’s a before shot showing what we did together on the first day with unit two.  We focused a LOT on the sight word caterpillar and instead of hanging him on a wall we are using our pocket chart so we can take the circles down and use them during the lessons.

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After I taught her her the words, she built them…

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We read the book, Me Too! together and then she read it alone. This one is from the Sight Word Readers.

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Word shapes in the dry erase center!

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Day Two

Here is the before shot for day 2.

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She chose stamping words first!

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Next up, word puzzles!

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Then a very creative color by number sight word!  And she was gladly using her pom pom pencil grip correction, we are still working on getting the grip better even with the pom pom helper.

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Finally, tracing to connect words, I was shocked, she read them all without hesitating!  Learned this set way faster than the first set of words.

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Day Three

Our third day of lessons with these words…

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She chose her easy reader first…

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Dot Painting her funny font words…

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We played BINGO, with mini Spielgaben pieces.

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Day Four

Day 4 with these words, by this day she knew them solidly with no hesitation, so it was a fun review.

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She chose play dough words first…

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Happily posing with her finished words {she wanted to move them onto my desk off of the pages}

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Working on the word search, using the display words to help find the words.

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We had an AWESOME time playing throw and read with our Education Cubes inserts!

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Here’s a video clip of us playing…

 

Day Five

 

I set up a few activities for her and she chose what to do first.

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I set up two word play areas, one here with our magnetic letter construction kit, which she was totally UNimpressed by and didn’t even touch, except to redesign my words into a family.

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She loved this one, I made the words using our caterpillar word circles and some of our Spielgaben pieces.  She didn’t want to recreate the words, but loved reading them to me.

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Finding and circling words in sentences…

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Tracing her words…

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Color by word…

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Finally, she played two mini games on Bitsboard.  If you misses our Unit 1 post, I described Bitsboard and how we are using it with You Can Read {and how to find the word lists I created}.

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She learned these words so quickly, I didn’t even do all of the activities with her.  It was time to move on! I will adjust each week based on how quickly she masters the words.  With You Can Read I don’t move on without mastery, or very close to it.  If she doesn’t know them we just keep playing with them until she does, that’s why I provide TONS of activities to choose from to take the units as far as you might need to!

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Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 2 here

Purchase the You Can Read Bundle here {get access to the bonus items}

See our You Can Read YouTube playlist here

See our post featuring Unit 1 here!

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A Color of His Own Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

A Color of His Own Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables



Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready!  I continue to develop behind the scenes and am excited to share our next unit with you.

A few have asked if I am going in the order the books are listed here on the blog, and the answer is NO.  I am going in random order and that list is not set in stone.  On the website here, at the bottom, I will share the next 2 books I am working on so you’ll have a bit of notice in case you need it.

A Color of His Own is a favorite book of Ladybug’s.  This is a popular book I am sure many of you are familiar with. Ladybug really likes chameleons and other reptiles, which is why I think she really enjoys this story.  I expanded on many aspects of the story for the printables, hope you enjoy them!


In this printable unit you will find a sample lesson plan.  I provide a lesson plan idea, but even I probably won’t follow this, it is just an idea.  Make this work for you and your child!

A Color of His Own Lesson Plan

For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose counting 1-30 {with some tracing}, working with a number line, positional words, and shape identification.

Chameleon Counting Chameleon Number Line Chameleon Shapes Chameleon Positional Words Book

Lots of literacy activities; Letter C sound, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, writing, and word work.

Letter C  Write a SentenceStory Sequencing Slide12Comprehension Matching Words

For our Science focus, children will sort chameleons, and also sort plants/animals.

Sorting Chameleons Sorting ChameleonsSorting Plants and Animals

The character connection is focused on friendship.

Friendship Friendship

Bible verses are available in a few different formats, choose the one you like best.

Psalm 139:14 Tracing Psalm 139:14 TracingPsalm 139:14 Tracing Psalm 139:14 Tracing

Coloring pages for fun!

Chameleon Coloring Chameleon Coloring

I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.  We are using many of the ideas I have pinned!

Chameleon Pinterest Board

 

See books and toys to go along with this unit.

Toys and Books to go along with A Color of His Own Kindergarten Unit

 

~~>Download your FREE printables here!<~~

We will be sharing our unit study in action soon!  We will also be sharing more free literature based printables soon too!  See other units here!

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The Selfish Crocodile ~ Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

The Selfish Crocodile Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables


Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready!  I have been busy developing behind the scenes and am excited to share our next unit with you.

A few have asked if I am going in the order the books are listed here on the blog, and the answer is NO.  I am going in random order and that list is not set in stone.  On the website here, at the bottom, I will share the next 2 books I am working on so you’ll have a bit of notice in case you need it.

The Selfish Crocodile is a favorite book of Ladybug’s.  This is a longer book with a great storyline about treating others nicely.  In the beginning the crocodile is selfish and grouchy but then a little mouse helps him and in the end he is friendly with the other animals.  I love this one as much as she does!


In this printable unit you will find a sample lesson plan.  I provide a lesson plan idea, but even I probably won’t follow this, it is just an idea.  Make this work for you and your child!

Lesson Plan

For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose ordinal numbers, ordering by size, basic fractions, and greater/less than.

Ordinal NumbersOrdering by SizeBasic FractionsGreater or Less

Lots of literacy activities; Letter C sound,  sequencing the story, comprehension questions, writing, and color word work.

Begins with Letter CStory SequencingComprehensionWritingColor Word Crocs

For our Science focus, children will create a river scene, featuring photos of real animals! There’s also a set of 3 part animal cards to explore photos of different animals in the story.

River SceneRiver Scene

3 part Animal Cards3 part Animal Cards

The character and Bible connection is focused on being selfless and selfish.

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Bible verses are available in a few different formats, choose the one you like best.

Philippians 2:3Philippians 2:3Philippians 2:3Philippians 2:3

Coloring pages for fun!

River Coloring River Coloring

 

I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.  We are using many of the ideas I have pinned!

The Selfish Crocodile Pinterest Board

 

See books and toys to go along with this unit.

Toys and Books to go along with The Selfish Crocodile Kindergarten Unit

 

 

~~>Download your FREE printables here!<~~

We will be sharing our unit study in action soon!  We will also be sharing more free literature based printables soon too!  See other units here!

Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

You Can Read Sight Words Unit 1

You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 1

Ladybug started You Can Read Sight Words! She hasn’t been interested in learning to read, but recently that interest spiked and thankfully I had all of my You Can Read stuff organized and we pulled it out and got busy! She is currently 5 years, 1 month old.

Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Unit One with Krash when he did it!

 

Unit Organization

You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.  For current units I use this metal file container {Target}  and hanging folders.  The pink ones are You Can Read units, the yellow are her Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printables.  I have a daily lesson plan for both in a sheet protector in the front.  The You Can Read printable lesson plan is here.

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We won’t necessarily always get a unit done in 5 days, sometimes it will be more.  I do have the activities divided out into 5 days but then shift things around as needed.  It gives me a starting point to grab from each day.

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She was thrilled to begin and had just recently shown an interest in learning how to read.  Before then she displayed all of the reading readiness skills except the desire to learn!  Now she has the desire and we are rolling!

I have been asked a lot how we do things so I am trying to outline it for you as much as possible, there’s even a couple of video clips!  I am not sure if I will blog all the way through You Can Read like this, but if it is helpful, I might, let me know! Below you will see exactly what we did on each day and how I spread it out. During this same time period we did our Hi! Pizza Man unit also, working with that in the morning and this in the afternoon.

This is a LONG post, and it’s meant to be, hopefully to help those of you who want massive details!

 

Day One

Here’s a before shot showing what we did together on her very first day using You Can Read.  We focused a LOT on the sight word caterpillar and instead of hanging him on a wall we are using our pocket chart so we can take the circles down and use them during the lesson.

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I introduced the words to her and had her repeat after me, using the caterpillar.  Then we went to trace the shapes, in the dry erase center.  She enjoyed this a lot!

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Next, we made the words using the cut out letters.  I pulled the word she was working on down from the caterpillar so she could copy it.

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We read her very first easy reader together and then she read it to me {was sitting in my lap for that so no picture}.  Then I got the word circles and asked her if she could find the words in the book!  She is reading Farm Friends from the Scholastic First Little Readers set.

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Her first color by number sight word!  And she was gladly using her pom pom pencil grip correction!

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She ASKED if she could write a sentence using her new words.  Why YES sweetheart, you sure can!!!  She was so excited to know how to spell the new words and so proud of the word she already knew {CAT}. Here’s her first invented spelling story.

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Here’s the translated version of her story.  She said, “Look at the cat hanging from the letters!”

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Day Two

Here is the before shot for day 2.  We are doing You Can Read activities in the afternoon and do our Kindergarten Literature Unit activities in the morning.

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She went straight for the puzzles!

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We read the easy reader book next {in my lap of course}.  The book I chose is School, from a very old Scholastic set we have.

After reading together she wanted to trace.

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She loved the stamping!

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So proud of her for being willing to use her pom pom pencil grip corrector, it continues to help so much!

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I am SO excited about the new addition to the You Can Read program! I have added all of the You Can Read units plus review units to Bitsboard so our children can play games with the words on the iPad. In Bitsboard she can choose which games she wants to play with her words.  She chose Photo Touch {the word cards are considered “photos”}, Word Builder, and True or False which are all three shown in the photos below.

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I will be writing up a tutorial soon, but if you already know how to use Bitsboard, you’ll be able to find the You Can Read boards on your own and use them too! I’m almost positive this app is only available in the Apple market and not Android, unless my searching was not showing me something, I am sorry for those of you who use Android. If you install Bitsboard to your iPad/iPhone, use the search feature and search “You Can Read,” and our boards will show up for you to download.

Day Three

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This was down below, I used the magnetic letter construction kit to make her words for her.  Within minutes she had turned them into cats.

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We played BINGO first, with mini Spielgaben pieces.

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I premade the letters for her words from the Letter Construction Kit and she put the words together.

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Here’s a video showing her putting them together

 

Here’s a video of her reading them when she was done!

 

Dot Painting her funny font words…

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Here’s a video of her dot painting her words

 

We read our easy reader and then found words in the book.

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Here’s a video of her finding her words…

 

Finally, she colored her color by number sight word.  Funny thing, she doesn’t really like this and Krash LOVED it!

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Day Four

{this is the 2nd week, we did 3 days the first week}

We worked with this unit for 2 weeks.  I only set up two activities for her this day, since I knew the sensory bin word search takes awhile!

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She loved this as much as Krash did.

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Here’s a video of her doing the word search

 

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Here’s a video of her graphing the words after she found them all.

 

A quick word search and we were done!

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Day Five

{week two}

I set up a few activities for her and she chose what to do first.

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Play Dough words was her choice!

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We then went on to play throw and read.  We used our Education Cubes inserts for our words and took turns tossing the cube and reading the word it landed on.

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Finding and circling words in sentences…

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We read our new easy reader and found our word…

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Finally, she played two mini games on Bitsboard for practice…

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Day Six

{this was week 3, since we traveled over the end of week 2}

For our final day, I wanted to be sure she knew these words before moving on.

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I set up a matching game {using her color by number cards and her brother’s since I still had those too!  She asked to play twice and really liked this.

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Roll and graph the sight words was also a popular choice.  It took a bit longer than usual since she drew a picture in every single square and had a story to tell me {see more on Instagram here}.  Oh, homeschooling a girl is so different!

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Here’s a video clip of this activity

 

She colored Color by Word picture but I didn’t get an action shot. You can see it below in the completed work display {items used in the dry erase center aren’t up here, only consumables}! I am happy to say she knows all of her words and has been finding them in books we are reading and in other places! My Kindergarten teacher heart is overflowing!

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Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 1 here

Purchase the You Can Read Bundle here {get access to the bonus items}

See our You Can Read YouTube playlist here