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Here’s a simple and fun way to help your child become an awesome reader: Build a family “word of the day” bank. Halfway through the school year is a perfect time to start this because it builds on skills early elementary students have already learned. Below is a list of 30 words...

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Start a “Word a Day” Bank in Your Family

Posted by: Connie McCarthy on Mar 05, 2013 in Spelling, Kids Learning, Connie McCarthy


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Here’s a simple and fun way to help your child become an awesome reader: Build a family “word of the day” bank.

Halfway through the school year is a perfect time to start this because it builds on skills early elementary students have already learned.

Below is a list of 30 words, one for each day in March. These can be used in any order. The faster your child can recognize and understand these words in a sentence, the more fluently he will read.

  • All you need is some small cards that you have handy, like index cards, blank recipe cards, the back of old business cards, etc.
  • Choose a new word each day, and write it on a card.
  • Show it to your child, say it, spell it, and say it again. Have your child do the same.
  • Keep the cards together in a baggie, envelope, or small container.
  • Review words in the “bank” at random, whenever possible.

 

the
can
said
can’t
need
has
as
ask
look
see

black
like
on
no
to
too
good
don’t
was
saw

has
and
will
won’t
of
get
off
have
two
moon

 

Acquiring vocabulary and using it properly is an integral part of becoming a good reader. It’s also a very big part of the Common Core State Standards for education.

Look for a new list of words in April to add to your child’s word bank.

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  1. avatar

    Posted by LiviaMcCoy on Mar. 07, 2013

    Great idea, Connie! I use the 200 most frequently used words list to teach keyboarding. I have noticed that a lot of those words have to be sight words for reading, since they do not follow the normal rules of pronunciation. For example, the first few are "the, of, as, was, were." They should be simple, but they are not necessarily the easiest ones to learn.

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