Word Lists B – Phonics, Literacy, Grade 3,4
Word Lists – Phonics is the second of two products. The other is Word Lists – Phonics Early Years.
If a child is past 3-letter words it is recommended that you print off both products. It has a total of 20 A4 sheets in large print. The lists are arranged according to the spelling patterns rather than the year level. Each list begins with the easier words and moves to the harder ones.
The lists can be used over a 3 or 4 year period. If a child is lagging behind the year level, according to the teacher, then go back and cover all lists. Keep a note of words that the child is unsure of. “Read the word, repeat the word”. Then when the child knows the words better, let him/her read through the lists. Move on to new work each week. Keep reviewing past lists.
Reasonable duplication is permitted under this Copyright for teaching purposes for a group of any size.
Word Lists – Phonics
Word Lists – Phonics are lists of words with common spelling patterns on A4 for Prep to Grade 3 or 4. There are 4 bundles and each bundle has 5 sheets. These are divided into 2 separate products, Word Lists – Phonics Early Years and Word Lists – Phonics.
What Is In Word Lists – Phonics
The package labelled No 3 has
- -ea- and -ai- vowel teams, -ow endings such as yellow and other words with two syllables.
- -ee- vowel team, and -ea- words that make the sound as in head.
- -oa- vowel team as in boat, and
- -ow- such as show and other words with one syllable, -aw- such as dawn, and -au- such as because.
The package labelled No 4
- takes the child into new spelling patterns. Words with -or-, -ir- and -ur- are listed, such as short, girl and church. Words with -ore are included, such as shore, and oar such as boar.
- There is a collection of words that show a child the effect of the ‘bossy e’, such as hug and huge, cut and cute.
- Words beginning with qu is the last sheet and includes most words that primary school children will come across, such as queen and quarter.
How To Use The Packages
Anyone can take a child through these lists. Using these lists
helps the child make sense of spelling and pronunciation patterns.
It also speeds up reading and quick recognition.
A child needs to see a word 40 to 60 times to read it easily. This principle of literacy education does not include being able to write a word. Writing skills are very different and lag behind reading.
- There is a brief guide at the top of each sheet.
- Frequency is the key to success.
- Encourage the child to sound the word out.
- If the child takes more than 3 seconds to read the word, then he/she does not know it yet. Repetition with an adult is needed. The child needs both eyes and ears on the task. Point across and under the word to help the child’s eye movement and staying on task.
A Similar Item
Another easy item is Flash Cards – How to Make and here’s the link. Any parent can do this on the kitchen table.
Extra Sight Words is a collection of 55 words for the Grade 2 or 3 level. Here is the link. [This list follows the 100 Sight Words.]
The Fry Word Lists are very useful and easy to download from this website.