Use My FREE Word Card Program to Help Your Kids Practice Reading Words with the "Tricks" They Are Learning!
My FREE word card program can help you get your kids reading! It is progressive in nature, so make sure you go through the decks in order, teaching any unknown "tricks" (letters and/or letter combinations that create new sounds when they appear together or in a certain position in words, like sh, ch, th, er, or, ou, etc.) as you go! For beginning readers (generally pre-k -- 1st grade), use the regular word cards. If those are too easy for your readers, use the "advanced" word cards. In either case, make sure you have your kids SOUND OUT the words you want them to read. Then have them use each word read in a sentence to make sure they understand what they are saying and/or know what the word they just read means! If you are working with the Computer Word Cards, you can pick multiple sets and shuffle them together! Do this as often as you can! While the Mobile Device Cards may be more convenient, the mixed sets on the computer will make your kids work harder and focus more!
Ready to get started?
1. Choose the appropriate format -- Computer Word Cards or Mobile Device Word Cards
You can not mix decks when working on a mobile device. If you want to mix decks, work on a regular computer!
2. Click on the skills you have covered (vc words, cvc words, blends, sh, ch, etc.)!
Since these word cards are progressive in nature, GO IN ORDER! (From top to bottom.) Otherwise, "tricks" you have not covered will show up in words! If you are working with the Computer Word Cards, you can choose multiple sets. If you are working on a mobile device, you'll need to stick to one set at a time. (As technology improves, I hope to fix this!)
3. Click on "Create Word Cards."
Once you have chosen all of the sets you want, click on "Create Word Cards" to form your new deck! You can leave the words created in order, but I recommend that you use the "Shuffle" command under your new deck to mix them up! This will help keep your kids from simply memorizing them.
4. Have your kids sound out the words and use each one in a sentence!
If your kids are having trouble sounding out words, help them with their blending technique. Make sure they are blending the sounds together in such a way that they can hear the words being blended together. Then make sure they know what they read by having them use each word read in a sentence!
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Having Trouble Getting Your Kids BLENDING Their First Words Together???
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