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  • Michelle T
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    I suggest the flash cards as well. Look in the cover of your First Start Reading Teacher Guide to see which were covered in the K program and pull all those from your Phonics Flashcard stack. Go through those to separate out ones he immediately known and ones that need work. Pick three or so to focus on a week until they are all known. Be sure to be practicing the ones within the literature and spelling lessons as well.

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  • enbateau
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    Pull out the Phonics flashcards and run through the high frequency words. I say the word, point to the word, say it again, have them repeat it, and I say it again. Then, we scroll through the deck 2-3x/day.

    I'm not a fan of digital reading for the early brain, and there's an overabundance of convincing data on this. Maryanne Wolf, who heads up the UCLA Center for Dislexia and Diverse Learners, penned an eye-opening book on the biological processes involved in reading. There is literally an imprint of space and time, almost like geolocation, while reading on the physical page. It's the reason why when you recall the answer to a question on a quiz, you can often visualize the upper left hand page and the font the answer was written in. With a flat media screen, an endless stream of words are appearing in the same location, which forces the brain to do some forgetting. As a result, digital readers are reading less deeply and with less retention. The book is an erudite read, but it gave me some incredible confidence in the approach Memoria Press takes with a largely print-based approach to learning.
    https://www.amazon.com/Reader-Come-H...r+Come+&sr=8-1

    There are countless lists of high frequency words sorted by grade level as well. Print one of these out and just have her read down the list. I did this in 1st grade for my eldest as well.

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  • Beorn
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    Welcome to the forum, Meredith.page23. See this thread for some helpful related tips:

    (https://forum.memoriapress.com/forum...words-drilling)

    Also, if you go on Quizlet (or download app) and search for Memoria Press Kindergarten sight words, there are at least three sets there. This would be a good place to start.
    Last edited by Beorn; 09-05-2019, 02:30 PM.

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  • Beorn
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    Welcome to the forum, Meredith.page23. If you go on Quizlet (or download app) and search for Memoria Press Kindergarten sight words, there are at least three sets there. This would be a great place to start, in my opinion.
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  • Meredith.page23
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    Sight word catch-up in 1st grade

    I’m starting MP for the first time this fall with my eldest, she’s a first grader. The phonics curriculum we used prior to now taught phonics rules well, but didn’t include sight words. Anyone have ideas/tips on a methodical (and realistic) way to quickly learn/review sight words that the MP curriculum covers in kindergarten?
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