You Can Read Sight Words Year End Review

You Can Read Sight Words Kindergarten Year End Review

We had another excellent experience with You Can Read Sight Words this past homeschool year!  I created this program for my son and used it with him a few years ago.  I then used it this past year with my daughter and thankfully she loved it and had great success with it also!

You may have noticed we abruptly stopped posting about our You Can Read adventures after Unit 13.  There are 18 total units, plus color and number words.  Wondering why we stopped sharing?  Read below to find out why!

Here’s a recap of the units she completed this year, click on the images to see each post.

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As I was preparing for unit 14, she noticed what I was doing and came up next to me and read all of the words.  I quickly realized we were at the stage where I needed to “pretest” her so I didn’t waste my time preparing a unit she didn’t even need.

Well, guess what?  I showed her the rest of the words from units 15-18 and she knew all but a couple.  I opted to just have her learn those words naturally and skip the last units.

Then I began to prepare the color and number words, and found out she knew most of those too.  Below, you can see how I pretested her, having her flip over a card {from the sight word caterpillar} and read it to me.  She put them in piles of words she knew and words she didn’t know.

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So, we stopped our You Can Read Sight Words units, much more quickly than I had planned.  I followed her lead and we moved on!  I am so thankful for the way this program helped my kids and how easy it was for me to use as a home teacher.  I pray many of you will enjoy it also!

 

Download the FREE printables for You Can Read here

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

See our You Can Read YouTube playlist here

Our videos show many of the activities in action…



Five Little Chicks Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action

I am sad that this is one of our last Kindergarten Literature Units,  unless I decide to do more this summer.  I had a few more I wanted to create and do with her, so we will see! 

This one, Five Little Chicks, was inspired by her recent obsession with chickens.

Five Little Chicks Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action

I love setting up a central area for our theme focus and my daughter loves it too.  I gather our toys and books together and display them the night before we begin our unit. It helps to draw her in and get her excited about our learning time together. For this unit, we gathered our stuffed chickens, our farm magnets, and displayed our chicken books.

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A very simple sensory tub, with popcorn kernels and little chickens.  The little gold pipe cleaner pieces are worms. She LOVED this tub, and it is still out even though our unit is done.

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We stocked up on chicken books at the library!

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Day One

We began by labeling the chicken

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Painting the chick and the chicken was a favorite, as always!

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Day Two

While I read one of our longer non-fiction books about chickens, she put her chicken together.

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Day Three

Sorting rhyming words…

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Coloring the hundreds chart chick…

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Day Four

Tracing the missing numbers…

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Unscramble the sentence…

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Day Five

Gluing words with the correct picture…

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Greater and less than…

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Sorting coins…

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Day Six

Sequencing the story…

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Comprehension questions…

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All of our work from this unit! Such a FUN unit!

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See our FREE printables for this unit here,

our Pinterest board here,

and our book and toy suggestions here!

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If you blog about this unit will you let me know? 

Leave a link in a comment, email me, or share on my Facebook page?


See More Kindergarten Literature Units here!

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See other Kindergarten Literature Units in action…

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  My-Cats-Nick-and-Nora-Kindergarten-L[1]  The-Dog-Who-Had-Kittens-Kindergarten  Goose-Kindergarten-Literature-UnitMr. Cookie Baker Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action  Counting is for the Birds Unit Study in Action

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Try-It Sheet and Basic Writing Checklist for Young Writers

Try It Spelling Printable and Basic Writing Checklist for Young Writers

I have been busy creating many writing tools for my daughter, and sharing them with you!  I have been using a Try-It sheet with all three of my kids since they began writing, and used them back when I taught Kindergarten.  I have never shared a printable on my blog until now! 

How we use the Try-It Sheet

A young writer is often discouraged when words or sounds come up that s/he doesn’t know how to spell.  Instead of spelling words for my daughter I encourage her to try the word first, writing any sounds she hears in the word.  She then brings the paper to me and I show her the correct spelling.  If time permits we discuss the sounds she got right, and learn from her mistakes.  Sometimes it’s a quick pass back of the paper so writing can flow freely. 

Below you can see a peek at her recent Try-It Sheet…

Try-It Spelling Printable

 

Below you can see my daughter in action as she uses her Try-It Sheet.  She is using our writing paper and also something new we will be sharing very soon!  Here’s a peek from our Instagram!

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There’s also a basic early writing checklist in 2 formats.  One with a space for checking off when editing a paper, and one without check boxes to display on a wall or in a writing notebook.

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Download your free Try-It Sheet and Basic Checklist here!

Young Writer Printables

 

Be sure to grab our free Choose Your Own Writing Paper Printable Pack and Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart too!

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Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart Printable

Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart Printables

Having a simple alphabet chart available for young writers can greatly assist with proper letter formation.  Hang a chart on the wall, keep a laminated copy on the table, or slip one in the front of the writing notebook if you use one.

Homeschoolers and classroom teachers use a variety of handwriting methods so I am offering a few different options!

There’s a regular manuscript font, a cursive font and a D’Nealian font. One blank, one with lines, and one with stroke help {numbers}.

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There’s also a box handwriting chart and an additional print font we like.

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Each page shown above is also included with a dotted font for tracing.

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Stay tuned, I have more fun and free printables that are all connected to our writing paper printables and alphabet chart printables!

Download your Choose Your Own Alphabet Charts here!

Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart

Be sure to grab our free Choose Your Own Writing Paper Printable Pack too!

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Choose Your Own Writing Paper Printable Pack

Choose Your Own Writing Paper Printable Pack

Want a variety of choices for writing paper for your young kids?  All in ONE place?

I have put together a set of many different options that hopefully will help many of you.

You can browse through the pack and see the options and then choose the one that suits your child best to use!  When your child’s needs change, come back and choose a different paper.  Print only what you need so there’s no waste!

Here’s a peek at the options included.  The top set is all thicker lines with the center dotted line, which is typical for younger writers.

Writing Paper Printable

 

Below you can see some I made with a handwriting guide at the bottom of the page {print, cursive and D’Nealian options included}.  This really helps my daughter so I thought maybe it might help some of you also!

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Below are the options with a drawing box…

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The set below has thinner lines with no dotted lines, which we move to after a child doesn’t need the dotted midline as a guide for handwriting.

Writing Paper Printable

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Finally, there’s a horizontal version of both the thicker dotted and thinner lines…

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There are quite a few options, but if there’s something specific that you need that isn’t in here feel free to leave a comment with a request.  I can’t guarantee but it is highly possible that I could add some to this pack!

Stay tuned, tomorrow I will be sharing another printable pack that will go along with this writing pack!

Download your Choose Your Own Writing Paper Pack here!

Choose your Own Writing Paper