You Can Read Add-Ons!!!

You Can Read Bundle Extras



I am so excited to share add-ons I have created for the You Can Read program! I must admit I am actually surprised with how well Krash is doing with this program. I knew it would be good exposure for him but had no idea he would move so quickly and love it so much!

Below you will see all of the EXTRAS that are only available in the You Can Read Bundle.  Anything new added down the road will also be available to those of you who have purchased.

I found a box font I love and created these handwriting printables for all of the words in the You Can Read program.

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You Can Read Sight Words Box Words Handwriting

 

Unit Review BINGO, I created a BINGO game for every 4 units. Words will be included from the most recent 4 units and also extra words from the units prior to those.image28

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Assessment Tools! I created reading and writing assessment tools for the entire word list. I also include instruction sheets on how to administer the assessments.image33

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Sight Word Sensory Bin Search These were created after being inspired by Stephanie from Shining Our Lights Preschool. You can see how I will be using these on her blog here!image30

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Word Caterpillar ~ a simple way to grow your sight word collection and practice words that have already been learned!

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Stamp a Word ~ each word has a simple box set up to use with letter stamps.

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You Can Read Stamp a Word

 

Sight Word Graphing ~ many of our Preschool Packs have the graphing activity and it is a favorite so I created sets for each You Can Read Unit and a blank cube if you want to write your own words!  See ideas for using Roll and Graph printables here!

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You can see ALL You Can Read Units in action on my blog in this Kindergarten with Krash At a Glance post, where I have all of our posts listed out and linked up!

See info about purchasing the You Can Read Bundle !

FREE You Can Read Printables are here!

Kindergarten with Krash ~ You Can Read Unit 4

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His first Calvert lessons have him reviewing basic skills he is solid in, so we aren’t spending much time there right now.  We are spending a majority of our time focusing on our You Can Read printables, which is challenging him at a perfect level.  We are doing many other additional activities also and having a blast!  Here’s a bit of the literacy fun we have had recently…

 

We worked with unit 4 from You Can Read, for 1 week, as he caught onto these words quickly!You Can Read Sight Words Set 4 

Here colored his sight word color by # words…

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Word shapes…IMG_3215

Making words, using our mini pocket chartIMG_3218

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Play Dough Words, he really likes these now that I made our own play doughIMG_3265

We did them with and without the sheets.  I made the word for the without the sheets and he had to read them.IMG_3196

 

Funny fonts…IMG_3453

 

This week after finding the 4 unit words, I gave him a different color and had him circle any other words he could read…IMG_3587

After he circled them, I had him go back and read any circled words and if he read it correctly he got a red dot.  Then we added up his score which he thought was really cool!IMG_3588

 

Coloring the books by word…IMG_3594

 

He used his box handwriting cards which are an add-on to the You Can Read program {base printables are free once they are released on the blog, add-ons will only be in the ad-free section}.  These are challenging to him but a great 1 on 1 teaching tool for letter formation.  If he gets overly frustrated, we stop.IMG_3459

 

Word-Play-rectangle4Word Play is a BIG component to our Kindergarten learning.  Here are a few of the active things we did recently with his new words, be sure to visit the main Word Play linky to see MANY ideas!

After he colors his sight words, I cut off the end and laminate the cards. This week we used our cubes and word cards from Education Cubes for the You Can Read program along with our word cards.  Krash rolled the cube and then had to toss his funny ball onto the matching word.IMG_3373

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We played “erase the wrong spellings”…IMG_3599

 

He continues to LOVE our easy readers, we are using First Little Readers, and Sight Word Readers. I didn’t get any action shots this week!  We are using Guided Reading strategies during this time, which you can read about here.

We also do phonics work and still use Bob Books for this.  I introduced the 3rd book and he was really challenged by this one!  He read it, but struggled remembering that he had to sound words out.  He asked if he could read the easier Bob book instead!

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One day he asked me to help him draw the Bob characters from his book, it was really fun! IMG_3261.

 

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Hands on, learning toys, games, computer, themes, and more.  This is where I plan to share everything else he has been up to that I happen to capture! These are the “extra” things we do in addition to his direct instruction which you will see above.

We have changed up our afternoon group time to rotate between Spanish, Geography and Drawing.  It is not a set schedule-the choice is based on how I feel or what they choose.

We use Draw with Rich and also our Draw, Write, Now books for most of our drawings.  Although we have used a few other sources.  I plan to pick up my “Something Special” blog series and focus on these 3 areas. 

After the boys and I draw together, Pac Man heads upstairs to do independent school time.  Krash often wants to write a story about what he drew, here’s one he dictated to me…

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We are using Erica’s Road Trip USA coloring sheets along with our USA Geography PowerPoint show.  The kids are loving the coloring sheets, I plan to share more later!IMG_3357

 

We are using Speekee for Spanish and loving it. I have a full review and giveaway coming soon-so more on that later!  After watching an episode one day, we played with our Leapfrog Spanish memory game…IMG_3437

 

Just when you think they might be a bit old for a sensory binIMG_3419

YES-they picked up every.single.bean.

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Krash also LOVES our Twisters and Twister Curves!!!IMG_3515

 

A few items we used…

 

Visit Preschool Corner {& 5K too} for more fun learning ideas!

Visit Teach Me To Read Thursdays to see more great ideas!

You Can Read Lesson Plans

I have been using special lesson plans just for our You Can Read work and finally got the file ready to share!  The first page is the general plan we are using, so you can see how I am spreading ours out.  The empty spaces are for Word Play ideas I fill in each week.Slide1

I also included a blank page for you to write your own plans in if you’d like to plan out your week this way!Slide2

Many units are taking Krash 2 weeks, so we don’t always finish my plan and will just repeat the activities the following week if we are using the same words.  The 2nd week is filled with much more word play also.

The lesson plan files are in the ad-free/bonus section of You Can Read, or you can download a copy right here!

Word Play ~ Learning to Read is FUN!

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Learning to read doesn’t always involve a book or a piece of paper!  There are many, many fun ways to incorporate word work into your little one’s school time.  This post will be an ongoing collection of many word play ideas, many of which I used while using my You Can Read program!

In no particular order, here are many hands on ideas for word play fun!  Some are new ideas, some are ideas I used when I taught public school Kindergarten.  Some are my ideas, some are ideas that have been passed down by teachers through the years!  

Make words with small objects!  Favorites are jewels {we have gotten ours at Dollar Tree and various craft stores}, and Learning Links.  The possibilities are endless with this!

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Take the idea a step further and challenge your child to find toys to make words out of!  Here we used Twisters/Twister Curves… IMG_3489

 

Stamp words!  He was actually stamping Batman this day, but we also use them to stamp our sight words! {we just ordered these cool stamps, they aren’t here yet though!}IMG_8896

 

Which Word is Right?  Mom ~ write 3 spellings of the sight word, only 1 correct.  Have your child erase the wrong words, leave the correct spelling!  Throw in a little healthy fruit snack as a treat for getting the answer correct!IMG_9562

 

Dry Erase Writing…Simply have your child write the word you call out on a dry erase board.  Allow him/her to look at the word wall if needed to keep things positive!IMG_0591

 

Word Wall Search…Use a toy {Krash uses his favorite dolphin to jump} find the word you {or a helpful sibling} call out on the word wall!IMG_0785

 

Make the word with large foam letters from a floor puzzle {we got ours for $10 at Ross a few years back}.  Krash is also using his dolphin to flip the ball down the word as he calls out the letters to spell and say the word!IMG_1123

 

Use small letter tiles {or abc magnets} to make words and a fun pointer to have your child point to the words you call out.  Before starting this, you could also work with your child on putting the ABCs in order!IMG_1313

 

Roll & Read…Use an cube and an Education Cubes insert, having your child roll and read!IMG_2150

See how active this idea can really get!!!

 

Water paint the words outside on a warm day!  Add in a cube for even more active play.  Krash rolled the cube, ran to get it, ran back and painted the word!IMG_3011

 

Use the Leap Frog Word Whammer to spell phonetic 3 letter words.  I thought it was hilarious that the whammer asked K to spell pub!IMG_3236

 

Lay out the words your child knows {ours are cut and laminated from our color by # cards}.  IMG_3373

 

Have your child roll the cube {or you can just yell out a word}, and toss a fun object/ball onto the correct word!IMG_3383

 

Make words out of play dough {I recommend this recipe}… IMG_3196

 

Do you have an idea for word play fun?

  • Feel free to link up any idea that involves learning words in a fun, hands-on way!  This is not going to be a weekly linky, just a large gathering of ideas in one place.  You can come back and link up new ideas when you write posts about them!  I will link to this Word Play post in each of my Kindergarten with Krash posts. Please Note ~ Links that do not share a family friendly reading idea will be removed in order to help others searching specifically for word play ideas!

    Kindergarten with Krash ~ You Can Read…unit 3 & Birds!

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    His first Calvert lessons have him reviewing basic skills he is solid in, so we aren’t spending much time there right now.  We are spending a majority of our time focusing on our You Can Read printables, which is challenging him at a perfect level.  We are doing many other additional activities also and having a blast!  Here’s a bit of the literacy fun we have had recently…

     

    We worked with unit 3 from You Can Read, for about 2 weeks, which seems to be what our plan for now will be.  I want him to have plenty of time to explore the words fully before adding more.  You Can Read 3...like is it my s

    Here colored his sight word color by # words…IMG_2375

     

    Word puzzles, which he really does not like so I will give him a break from these for awhile!IMG_2185

    Play Dough Words, he really likes these now that I made our own play dough!IMG_2356

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    I created the first add-on to the You Can Read program {base printables are free once they are released on the blog, add-ons will only be in the ad-free section}.  He enjoyed these more than I thought he would  The first day they frustrated him, but once he really grasped what the boxes were for, he liked the challenge.  I laminated mine and cut them into strips and plan to put them on a ring for future practice.IMG_3074

     

    Word Play is a BIG component to our Kindergarten learning.  Here are a few of the active things we did recently with his new words…

    We use our cubes a LOT!  If you don’t have an Education Cubes membership, I highly recommend it!  Jenn created specific word cards for the You Can Read program and they are a perfect addition!  I add in his new words and keep his old ones so he is constantly reviewing.  We have 4 cubes so after we fill those up, I will begin removing the words he is most solid with.IMG_2444

     

    One day we took a cube outside and water painted the word he rolled!IMG_3004IMG_3007

     

    After he colors his sight words, I cut off the end and laminate the cards.  Now that we have 12 words we are able to make sentences!  We also pull in objects for our sentences.  Here he was reading “It is my cat.”IMG_3076

     

    For a review, I pulled off all of his word wall words and put them in his workbox.  He had to read each one and then put it under the proper letter on his word wall.IMG_3132

     

    He continues to LOVE our easy readers, we are using First Little Readers, and Sight Word Readers.

    This week we introduced “My Bear” and “ Animals” {Sight Word Readers}, and  “I Like School” and “What Is For Supper?” {First Little Readers}.  He really enjoyed these little books a LOT.  He gets so excited when we complete a new book and he adds it to his reading basket!  Each day that we add a new book, he also chooses an old book to read again to me.  We are using Guided Reading strategies during this time, which you can read about here.IMG_2285

     

    We also do phonics work and still use Bob Books for this.  Calvert has an intense phonics portion to their Kindergarten, he is just not there yet in the lessons so we are supplementing.  Here he was reading one of his Bob Books…IMG_3135

    We wrote the words one sound at a time on his Batman board and practiced before reading the book.  He still struggles a bit, so we are in no rush.IMG_3139

    After reading we played a word game.  I drew a 3 part box for him and said a 3 letter word {mat, bus, web, mat} and had him isolate the 3 sounds and write them in the boxes.  He did really well with this.IMG_3145

     

     

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    His math lessons have continued to be fairly “easy” for him.  We continue to just follow the Calvert workbook and he enjoys the simple worksheets for the most part.  He reviewed sorting, and shapes during this time period.  Honestly we fly right through math at this point, which is fine.  We do calendar almost everyday and will begin doing more math focused work once the skills introduced become a bit more difficult.

     

     

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    Hands on, learning toys, games, computer, themes, and more.  This is where I plan to share everything else he has been up to that I happen to capture! These are the “extra” things we do in addition to his direct instruction which you will see above.

    We had fun with a few of the Bird Printables, here he was matching his 3-part cards.  A few of you have asked about this and what these are, they are a Montessori method of teaching, often referred to as Nomenclature Cards-I think that word is way to big, so I don’t use it, but that’s what they are!  Here is a post I found that explains the concept well. He really enjoys doing his card work in our small pocket chart.IMG_2297

     

    Working on warm and cool colors as he colored his birdhouses…IMG_2471

     

    Helping the bird get to the bird house…IMG_2414

     

    He LOVED, and I mean LOVED the Flap, Flap, & Fly Game from Mama Jenn!

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    We enjoyed some deck Play Dough time, which the boys loved!IMG_2430

    We got some new Leapfrog movies thanks to Netflix!!!  His favorites are Numbers Ahoy and Math to the Moon!IMG_2485

     

    A few items we used…

    Visit Preschool Corner {& 5K too} for more fun learning ideas!

    Visit Teach Me To Read Thursdays to see more great ideas!