Here are some ideas to practice reading:
- Use a computer or tablet to log in to Lexia https://www.lexiacore5.com/. There is an app for tablets (Lexia Core5 Reading).
- Practice reading stories from the packets sent home (Kit, Seth, and Sam).
- Practice letter names and sounds.
- Practice reading tricky words.
Reading Decodable Words
*New 3/31: Here are some ideas of fun ways that you can review reading skills:
Write simple words on a plastic egg (sat, pat, cat, rat, mat...) with the beginning sound on one piece of the egg and the middle/ending sound on the other piece of the egg. Have your child rotate the pieces of the egg to build and read new words.
Write simple words on paper plates, flashcards, or pieces of paper. Place the words on the floor. Have your child read the words sound-by-sound and put them in groups by words that rhyme.
If you have access to a printer, click here for a set of free printable CVC puzzles. Your child should read the word and find the matching picture. If you do not have a printer, have your child write the words and draw a matching picture. Then, cut them to make a puzzle!
Write simple words with chalk in the shape of hopscotch. Have your child read each word as he/she hops.
Click here for a free printable Reading Bingo If you get BINGO, e-mail a picture to your teacher!
Reading Tricky Words
Have your child practice reading tricky words with movements.walkingbytheway.com
Have your child go on a "Word Hunt" for tricky words around your home. Once he/she finds the word, have him/her write it.
Recycle an old puzzle by writing tricky words on the backs of the pieces and board to build the puzzle on. Have your child match the words to build the puzzle.miss-kindergarten.com
Use letter beads to spell tricky words.mominspiredlife.com
Place index cards with tricky words written on them on buckets. Give your child a ball and call out a tricky word. Have your child toss the ball in the bucket with the tricky word that you say.theeducatorsspinonit.com
Write tricky words on cards and on the sidewalk with chalk. Have your child pick a card, read the word, and hop to the tricky word that matches. You could also call out a word to your child and have him/her hop to that word.momto2poshlildivas.com
Play Twister with a tricky word twist! Spin the wheel and place your hand/foot on that color. Read the tricky word on that spot.learningliftoff.comtickledpinkinprimary.com
Write tricky words with chalk on the sidewalk. Call out a tricky word and have your child toss a water balloon, ball, bean bag, or rock onto the matching word.