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New Words To Add to Your Child’s Word Bank

Last month I provided a list of 30 common sight words, along with directions on how to build a word bank. As promised, here is a new word list. These words are called “word family words,” or phonograms, formed with one short vowel word chunk, and different beginning sounds.

Adding words like these to the bank will help your child hear and see patterns in words, and hear rhymes. Seeing patterns in words and recognizing rhymes directly correlates to the Common Core State Standards for Phonological Awareness.

To review directions:

  • 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 new words, with the vowel chunk in bold:

 

all
ball
call
fall
tall

an
can
fan
man
ran

at
bat
cat
hat
sat
that

en
hen
men
pen
ten
then

in
bin
fin
tin
win

it
bit
lit
sit
wit

op
mop
pop
top
stop

 

Practice often so he can easily recognize these words when reading sentences and stories!

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Comments   

#2 Connie McCarthy 2013-04-07 21:53
Great suggestion Sabrina! Thank you for sharing that.
#1 Sabrina 2013-04-05 22:20
Just a suggestion to help keep the words together. Take a 3 ring binder and put in baseball card holders. Then you cut the index cards in half. Write the words on them or have your kids write the words on them and slip into the holder. Your kids can just go pick up the binder and look at their cards anytime they want.

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