Phew am I ever pumped to share this FREE word and sound personal dictionary with you today, my friend! And, as you may know, when I am pumped about something, I tend to get a bit chatty. It all stems from passion … it always does … so please bear with me.
To thank you for bearing with me (or should that be baring? Hmmm … if I wasn’t so pumped I would check that before continuing to write … but alas) I will give you your very own printable word and sound dictionary to use with your own little learner.
As you might know, last year I decided to expand my homeschool offerings. I have available to you my:
The Grade One Curriculum includes a core skills bundle, which covers all literacy and math core skills for grade one students in only ONE workpage per day. This coupled with my unit studies, and your little ones are soaring! And having the time of their lives as well.
Well, my intention was to roll out Grade Two this year, and with all of the interest in these core skills bundles, I have decided to create and release BOTH Grade Two and Grade Three by summer!!!
But, alas, I am only human, and a homeschooling human at that, so I decided I needed some back up. I partnered with an amazing teacher friend of mine who has been helping me complete these curriculums.
(Hang in there my friend, we are just about to the part where this becomes relevant)
Well, this amazing teacher friend of mine, Belinda, suggested we incorporate a “Sound Dictionary”. After asking a million and three questions, I declared the idea, and this human, BRILLIANT.
If you have ever used a “Word Wall” or “Personal Dictionary” with a young child, you likely know the shortcomings already. It is difficult for children to be independent because so many words do not begin with their phonetic sound … such as:
- once (sounds like a ‘w’ to me)
- can (hold on, is that with a ‘kicking k’?)
- phone (definitely going to think it’s an ‘f’)
- know (and you just know those silent ‘k’ words are a nuisance!)
So, to help our young learners be more successful AND more independent, what if we included those words under the letter sounds where they belong phonetically.
For example, the word “once” would appear under the letter ‘o’ and it would also appear under the letter ‘w’. The intention being little ones would be able to recognize the word once they saw it. But first, they have to be able to see it!
This then led me to about 5 solid sleepless nights wondering, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
I mean, really, why? It is so logical …
But, never mind all that, and please skip those sleepless nights yourself and just accept your very own, free, printable word and sound dictionary!
This word and sound dictionary includes the First 100 Sight Words and also includes lots of space to add your young learner’s words as he or she encounters them.
Grab your FREE WORD AND SOUND DICTIONARY right here!
I hope this little teaching tool is helpful to you and yours. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. I am here to help!
And while you are here, check out my Level One Core Skills Bundle