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Make a Sight Word Book What You Need: Construction paper Crayons or markers Glue Scissors Stapler Photographs or family and friends Glitter glue (for a glamorous edition!) Sight word list (see below) What You Do: In this activity, you’ll help your child create a book by asking questions, and then using the answers to create what teachers call “sentence frames.” A sentence frame is just a sentence with a missing part— a fill-in-the-blank. For this book, you’ll create a sentence frame for each page and then help your child fill in the blank with a word from the sight word list. When they’re coming up with sight words for students, most teachers use a combination of something called the Dolch list (a list of 220 high-frequency words, prepared by E.W. Dolch in 1936) and Fry Instant Words, a more recently created list by E.B. Fry. Some of the words kindergarten teachers use include:

a, am, and, are, away, big, black, blue, boy, brown, can, come, did, do, down, eat, find, for, funny, go, good, green, have, he, help, here, his, I, in, is, it, jump, know, like, little, look, make, me, my, not, on, one, play, pretty, red, run, said, say, see, the, three, to, two, up, was, we, where, white, yellow, you

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For this activity, you’ll create a book with ten pages. On each page you’ll write a sentence frame centered around one of the words on this list, leaving a blank for your child to fill in the sight word. But since your child is the author of this book (not you!) they”ll actually be creating the material for your text, by way of the questions you ask. For example, if you wanted to use the sight word “I” you might ask your child, “Tell me three things you’re good at.” And if they said they are good at soccer, singing, and riding a bike, you would take your first page of construction paper and write something like, “_____ am good at soccer, singing, and riding a bike.” Then you’d help your child fill in the blank with the sight word “I”. Repeat this process for each of the ten pages, using a sight word from the list as inspiration, and then creating a sentence for your child to complete. Give your child a colorful marker to use for the sight word (a different color than the one you use to write the rest of the text) to help make it stand out when you read together later. After you’ve finished the text and your child has filled in the blanks, it’s time for the illustrations! Give your child the markers, glitter, and photos, and put them to work creating the pictures for the book. Don’t forget to make a cover, with the author’s name prominently displayed. When it’s all finished, bind it with staples or with punched holes and string. Stuck on the types of questions to ask, and the type of text to use in the book? Here are ten examples of possible questions, sample kid answers, and the resulting sentence frame.

Sight word: him/her

Calendar, Make a sentence below - Pronunciation with Emma
Calendar, Make a sentence below – Pronunciation with Emma

Question: Who is your best friend and what is one thing you like about them?

Answer: Jake because he plays fireman.

Lines on Calendar / Essay on Calendar/ few sentences about Calendar
Lines on Calendar / Essay on Calendar/ few sentences about Calendar

Sentence frame: My best friend is Jake. I like ____ because he loves to play fireman.

Sight word: ate

Sentences with Calendar, Calendar in a Sentence in English
Sentences with Calendar, Calendar in a Sentence in English

Question: What is one of your favorite foods?

Answer: pizza

Sentence frame: Do you want to know why I’m happy? I just ___ pizza.

Sight word: and

Question: What are the names of two of your favorite books?

Answer: Curious George and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

Sentence frame: My favorite books are Curious George ___ How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

Sight word: in/on

Question: Would you rather ride in a spaceship or on a magic carpet?

Answer: magic carpet

Sentence frame: Someday, I’d like to ride ___ a magic carpet.

Sight word: the

Question: What’s the best thing about school?

Answer: stories

Sentence frame: ____ best thing about school is story time.

Sight word: brown/black/white/red/green/blue

Question: What’s your favorite color?

Answer: blue

Sentence frame: My favorite color is _____.

Sight word: know

Question: What do you know how to do?

Answer: tie my shoes, brush my teeth, count to 50

Sentence frame:  I ______ how to tie my shoes, brush my teeth, and count to 50.

Sight word: my

Question: Who are the people in your family?

Answer: mom, dad, Susie, and grandma

Sentence frame: The people in ____ family are Mom, Dad, Susie, and Grandma.

Sight word: am

Question: How old are you?

Answer: five

Sentence frame: I ____ five.

Sight word: good

Question: What are you good at?

Answer: legos, dancing, games

Sentence frame: I am ____ at building using LEGOs, dancing, and playing games.

When the book is complete, look at it together, pointing to each word as you read. Eventually, your child can take over the job of tracking the words, as he learns to read the book himself. Be sure to keep it simple and don’t over complicate the sentence frames. The repetition of seeing the sight words in print is what will make it stick. And once he’s mastered the sight words, reading other words won’t be far behind!