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Early Primary School Word Wall

This is a bundle of five pages. They are

  • in order of difficulty and
  • divided into groups and numbered.
  • Make flash cards from these lists and stick these posters on the wall.  Collect the cards from tea-bag boxes in advance – this makes it easier. Full instructions on making flash cards.

Prep and Grade 1 Sight Words.

  • They are hand-printed in bold ink and will enlarge well for putting on the wall.
  • Hand-printed material helps your child read and write better.
  • Print in A3 or keep in the A4 size in a display folder.
  • Use regularly with your child.
  • All lessons on this site for Early Primary School children use these words repeatedly and in the context of a story.

Who Uses This Package

  • I have used this material in my own tutoring and make it available for any parent to download.

How To Use This Package

  • You can also copy these words out to make flash cards, stick posters on the wall, or both.
  • Colour code them in order of difficulty if you do.
  • Write the words out in a column and and each week tick off the words your child recognises fairly quickly. This is for your own reference. It helps you keep track of your child’s progress.
  • Work on the words that are less spontaneous but keep reinforcing known words.

An Opinion Piece

One Hundred Sight Words And Why is a 2017 post on my website. In this I discuss phonics and sight words. I have analysed the sight words we use with Early Primary children.  I use my results as part of the discussion. Both the sight word lists and phonics knowledge are important.

https://www.tutoringprimary.com/one-hundred-sight-words-why/

Description

Early Primary School Word Wall

This is a free bundle of five pages.

About The Early Primary School Word Wall

These are lists of Prep and Grade 1 sight words.

  • They are hand-printed in bold ink and will enlarge well for putting on the wall.
  • Or keep in the A4 size in a display folder.
  • Use regularly with your child.

All lessons on this site for Early Primary School use these words repeatedly and in the context of a story.

Print back to the original A3 size for the wall.

How To Make Flash Cards From The Word Wall

Flash Cards and the Word Wall pages go together.

Step 1.

If you have some lead time with your Prep child, ask your circle of friends to save the card dividers from tea bag packs. Otherwise, if you are not too far from a stationery store, buy card. If you do it this way, you need to sit and cut the card. A small guillotine from the stationery store enables you to do this quickly. And you get a better result than using a scissors. From personal experience using a scissors is hard work as well. The guillotines are inexpensive.

Step 2.

A bit of practice is needed on paper first. Get your printing style right. Use a permanent black marker with a thick tip.  How To Teach Handwriting will help you get the basics in order. The reason is that you are modelling hand printing for your child. Neat and even letters are the key. Use whatever style is taught in your child’s school or state. Here is the link to this post:

https://www.tutoringprimary.com/teach-handwriting/

Step 3.

  • Measure with your eye where you need to write each word on that card. The aim is to get the word centred in the space.
  • Copy each word from the Word Wall.
  • Colour code each set with a colour in one corner. The children get to know what colour group they are doing well and are keen to move to the next set.
  • When placing each card in front of the child, you want immediate recognition. So test your child to see which words are known immediately. That’s your starting point. Tick those off on your own records.
  • Make a list in a wide book. Write the date across the top so record when you tested.

How To Teach Using Flash Cards

Briefly,

  1. place each card in front of your child and say the word yourself. Go through this once or twice.
  2. Then go through again. Say each word again. Ask your child to repeat each word after you.
  3. Do this, altogether, about three or four times. Or until the child is tired but try to build your child’s staying power.
  4. Then test. Again, place each word in front of your child. See what he or she recognises. Tick off on your own records for that date if your child recognises a word immediately on sighting.
  5. Repeat this process every day or every second day. Expect some regression but this is normal.
  6. Don’t wait for your child to know every word before moving on to the next set. You may have three sets going at one time.

A Useful Guide On Literacy

This will help any parent with the art of teaching the young school child. Not complicated, it gives helpful basic hints. It is a available on the Page for Prep and Grade 1.

https://www.tutoringprimary.com/prep-grade-1/

A Literacy Item

Sam Finds A Baby Bird is a short story suitable for the Early Primary School child. Here is the link:

https://www.tutoringprimary.com/product/sam-finds-baby-bird/

As a postscript, I don’t agree with teaching a child to read with excessive numbers of pictures. We want children to read the text not the pictures. So my stories have one or two line drawings or drawings to explain. Children can colour the drawings and enjoy doing so.