• kindergarten high frequency words

    Throughout the course of the year, our kindergartners will learn to recognize and write the following high frequency words, the students are expected to know these words upon entering first grade.  You may hear your child refer to these words as 'outlaw' words; 'outlaw words' do not follow the rules for decoding (i.e. sounding out), the only way to learn these words is by memorizing them: (please make sure you scroll all the way down for the complete list and ideas for practicing the words at home)

    • see
    • is
    • here
    • to
    • the
    • my
    • said
    • have
    • go
    • a
    • in (decodable)
    • put
    • it (decodable)
    • did (decodable)
    • like
    • and
    • we
    • not (decodable)
    • get (decodable)
    • can (decodable)
    • you
    • but (decodable)
    • with

    In addition to the required words above we will also teach the following high-frequency words through our SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonemic Awareness and Phonics) reading program:

    • all
    • at (decodable)
    • be
    • come
    • do
    • down
    • her
    • little
    • make
    • me
    • no
    • on (decodable)
    • out
    • say
    • saw
    • they
    • under
    • was
    • what
    • where
    • yes

    In addition, students will also be expected to decode these words:

    • bat
    • ten
    • pig
    • hop
    • mud

    Kindergarten Word Practice Activities:

    • Flashcards: Write each word with a marker on an index card. Have your child practice quick recall of the words using the flashcards.
    • Word Hunt: Using a section of the newspaper or a magazine and a highlighter, have your child search for a specific sight word and highlight it as s/he locates the word.
    • Revisit Phonics Library Books: Have your child practice reading the phonics books that s/he brings home from school. Ask him/her to find a particular sight word in the text.
    • Playdough: Show your child a sight word. Have him/her roll playdough into the letter shapes to make the word.
    • Chalk Writing: Write the words on the sidewalk in chalk.
    • Be Creative

     

     

Last Modified on June 9, 2015