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FREE Printable Short E Word List

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Below is a list of short e words. Begin by writing the words on index cards. Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately. Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice.

Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words. Start by reading the list to him or her. Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently. The goal is for your child to be able to read each list in under one minute.

Short E Practice

Bet Beg Bent Cent
Desk Fed Felt Get
Help Kept Let Nest
Peg Rent Sell Tent
Vest Well Trend Mess
Egg Elf Elk Ten
Led Best Pen Vet
Bell Leg Pet Web
Best Red West Men
End Met Sent Wet
Jet Nest Shed Sled

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FREE PRINTABLE Short A Word List

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Below is a list of short a words. Begin by writing the words on index cards. Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately. Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice.

Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words. Start by reading the list to him or her. Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently. The goal is for your child to be able to read each list in under one minute.

Short A Practice

Back Bad Band Bat
Cap Dad Fact Hand
Land Mask Pack Pan
Pat Patch Sack Van
Wax Act Add As
Ask At Ax Am
Ant Back Bag Bat
Cab Camp Can Cat
Fan Gal Gas Had
Ham Hat Jam Lamp
Mad Man Map Mat
Nap Pad Pal Pat
Ran Rat Sad Sand
Sat Tab Tack Tan
Tap Van Yam Bag
Plan Than That Scat
Chat Flag Ants Champ

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FREE Grade Level Reading Test

FREE Grade Level Reading Test


Are you wondering at which grade level your child reads? The best way to find this out is through your child’s teacher. If you homeschool, it’s summer vacation, or you just want to test for yourself, I have found an assessment that you can use from the National Right to Read Foundation. It tests both phonics and reading grade level. You can find it here. The link here and below has both the assessment and instructions for administering the test. It can give you a good idea at which grade level your child reads best from first grade through sixth grade.

Why is it important to know the grade level at which your child reads? Your child needs to be reading material that is not too easy and at the same time isn’t so hard that it is frustrating. When it is too easy, your child doesn’t have as much opportunity to improve. When it is too hard, your child can become frustrated and comprehension is reduced significantly.

Once you find out your child’s reading level, check out my post about motivating your child to read. It includes book series appropriate for each grade level. I also have posts for increasing your child’s reading speed and expression and how to help your child become a better reader.

Use This Test To Find Our Your Child’s Reading Level:
Phonics and Grade Level Reading Assessment

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FREE Summer Reading Programs for Kids 2015 And FREE Digital Books For Your Children

Free Summer Reading Programs For Kids

Find FREE Digital Books For Your Children

Did you know many libraries now offer digital collections of electronic and audio books for your computer, MP3 player, iPod, Smartphone, or tablet?*

You can find hundreds of free online children’s books by visiting your library’s website and clicking on TumbleBooks (TM). If you have a preschooler or beginning reader, be sure to visit DayByDayID.org every day this summer to read books and do fun activities.* Make sure you access TumbleBooks through your library’s site so you can read them for free.

Free 2015 Summer Reading Programs

School is out and summer fun has begun. It’s important to remember during these summer months to spend at least a little time in academics. Most students loose a bit of what was learned during the past year in the summer months. One way to help your child retain what was learned and be better prepared for the upcoming school year is to participate in a summer reading program. Some free summer reading programs are listed below.

City Libraries: Every Hero Has A Story – Read books and complete activities to receive free books, coloring stickers, and more. Most libraries are participating in this event.  Check your local library for details.

American Girl Read-A-Palooza – American Girl stores are hosting this free reading event until August 26th. The American Girl site has the schedule of store events as well as free printables.

Barnes and Noble – Your child can earn a free book when they read any eight books, record them on the provided reading journal, and bring it into Barnes and Noble.

Pottery Barn Kids Weekly Story Time– Story time is Tuesdays from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Your child can receive a special gift for attending five story times when they become a book club member.

Chuck E. Cheese – Print off their reading calendar. Once your child reads for two weeks, they earn 10 free tokens. They also have other reward calendars such as homework, good behavior, and practicing a musical instrument. All of the calendars are for two weeks and are for 10 free tokens.

Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays – From July 9th to August 13th, children can bring in a book report to the Bookworm Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. movie and watch it for free. Download the Book Report

TD Bank – Children in kindergarten – 5th grade can read and record 10 books on the summer reading form, take the form to TD Bank, and receive a $10 deposit into a new or existing Young Saver Account. This program is through August 31st.

Pizza Hut Book It Summer Reading Program – Students kindergarten – sixth grade have the chance to win Book It prizes if they read 5 books by August 15th.  This program runs June 22nd – August 15th.

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4 Steps To Help Your Child Become A Better Reader

How Do I Help My Child Become A Better Reader - 4 Steps To Help Your Child Become A Better Reader - From TeacherHelpForParents.com

One of the questions I have been asked the most as a teacher is, “How do I help my child become a better reader?” Successful readers do four things: sound out words, read fluently, comprehend what they are reading, and love to read.

Step One – Word Attack
It is important for your child to be able to recognize letters and sounds. Phonics and sight words are a large part of this step. I have posted phonetic sight word lists, Dolch sight word lists, and Ekwall sight word lists for your child to practice. Once your child knows the patterns and sight words, it’s time for him or her to move on to step two.

Step Two – Fluency
In this step, your child will put together the words and sounds they have learned to read passages. It’s best for them to start with phrases, such as Fry’s Phrases, and then move on to full passages.

Step Three – Comprehension
Once your child can read fluently at their grade level, it’s time for them to move on to comprehension. I have a full article about how to improve your child’s reading comprehension here. It also includes free reading comprehension printables.

Step Four – Love of Reading
The final step is the most rewarding. Once your child can read stories at his or her grade level and understand what is being read, fostering a love of reading is a must. One way I have done this in my own classroom, is by reading from a series. Once children are comfortable with that series, they are more likely to read it on their own. Find ways to motivate your child to read and favorite reading series by age group here.

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FREE PRINTABLE – Long U Word List

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Word Sort
Read over the list of long u words together. On the top of a sheet of paper, make three columns with the three different ways to spell long u shown here. Let your child know there are other ways to spell long u as well that will be discussed at another time. Sort the words and write them under the correct heading.

U U_E UE
Unit Flute True
Unicorn Tube Cue

To extend this activity, have your child come up with three more words that are not on the list that would work in each column.

Last week, I posted a list of long O words for you to practice with your child. This week, I am posting long o words. Begin by writing the words on index cards. Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately. Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice.

Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words. Start by reading the list to him or her. Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently. The goal is for your child to be able to read each list in under one minute.

Long U Practice

Cubic Unite Blue Bugle Crude
Cube Cue Cute Dude Duke
Dune Flute Hue Huge Rude
True Tube Tune Unicorn Unicorn
Unit Use Yule Fluke Tune
Fuse Flute Tribune Perfume Volume
Resume Produce Exclude Chute Include
Resolute Tube Fume Ridicule Future
Dude Misrule Compute Tune Include
Amuse Fluke Neptune Excuse Brute
Fume Prune Abuse Institute Confuse
Salute Reduce Plume Lube Mule
Rule Fluke Deduce Rebuke Truce

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FREE PRINTABLE Long O Word List

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Word Sort
Read over the list of long o words together. On the top of a sheet of paper, make four columns with the four different ways to spell long o shown here. Let your child know there are other ways to spell long o as well that will be discussed at another time. Sort the words and write them under the correct heading.

O OW O_E OA
So Row Hope Soap
Go Show Bone Goat
No Snow Home Roast

To extend this activity, have your child come up with three more words that are not on the list that would work in each column.

Begin by writing the words on index cards. Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately. Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice.

Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words. Start by reading the list to him or her. Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently. The goal is for your child to be able to read each list in under one minute.

Long O Practice

Go No So Broken open
Blow Nose Boat Note Bone
Open Broke Over Close Owe
Clove Poke Coat Pole Code
Cone Robe Dome Rode Drove
Rope Froze Rose globe Row
Goat Scope Grow Show Hoe
Smoke Home Snow Hose Soap
Know Spoke No toe Oak
Oat Roast Soak Soap Toast
Roach Load Coal Coach Boat
Boast cloak Vote Arose Stole
Smote Home Hope Mope Choke

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FREE PRINTABLE Long I Word List

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Word Sort
Read over the list of long I words together. On the top of a sheet of paper, make four columns with the four different ways to spell long I shown here. Let your child know there are other ways to spell long I as well that will be discussed at another time. Sort the words and write them under the correct heading.

Example:

I ie i_e igh
hi pie five high
spied tide sight

To extend this activity, have your child come up with three more words that are not on the list that would work in each column.

Begin by writing the words on index cards. Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately. Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice.

Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words. Start by reading the list to him or her. Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently. The goal is for your child to be able to read each list in under one minute.

Long I Practice

hi diet final bike write
mice mile bride mine crime
nice die night dime slime
hide smile kite tide life
time like wide pie drive
dine pine dive pride ride
fight right filed side five

More Long I Practice

high die untie thigh
flies light cries mighty
flight lie brighter tied
moonlight midnight sunlight sight
overnight outright replied
fright spied tries

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FREE PRINTABLE Long E Word List

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Word Sort
Read over the list of long e words together. On the top of a sheet of paper, make six columns with the six different ways to spell long e shown here. Let your child know there are other ways to spell long e as well that will be discussed at another time. Sort the words and write them under the correct heading.

Example:

e ee ey ie ea y
Be Feed Key Movie Team Happy
He Seem Brief Leaf

To extend this activity, have your child come up with three more words that are not on the list that would work in each column.

Last week, I posted a list of long a words for you to practice with your child. This week, I am posting long e words. Begin by writing the words on index cards. Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately. Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice.

Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words. Start by reading the list to him or her. Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently. The goal is for your child to be able to read each list in under one minute.

Long E Practice

Be She He We Me
Because React Bead Beast Knee
Leaf Beat Least Bee Me
Beet Mean Brief Meat Cease
Neat Chief Need Creep Please
Deep Read East Seat Eat
See Either Sleep Feed Tea
Feet Team Greet These Happy
Key wheat tree Seem Leap
Steam Eel Bleak Leaf Heal
Movie Field Week Thief Piece
Parties Leeks Each Yield Cavities
Ponies Rubies Freak Breeder Jeans

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FREE PRINTABLE Long A Word List

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Before beginning long vowel sound word lists, let’s review what makes a long vowel sound. One way to describe this spelling is to present the letter “e” as “bossy e.” Explain to your child that, in a root word, when there is a vowel-consonant-e, the letter “e” is bossy and makes the vowel say its name. The letter “e” is then silent when you read the word

Another way that long a is spelled is “ai.” Teach your child the famous saying, “When two vowels go a walking, the first one does the talking.”

Long a can also be spelled “ay.”

Finally, long a is also spelled “eigh.”

Explain to your child there are other ways to spell long a as well that will be discussed at a later time.

Word Sort
Read over the list of long a words together. On the top of a sheet of paper, make four columns with the four different ways to spell long a mentioned here. Sort the words and write them under the correct heading.

Example:

A consonant E Ai Eigh Ay
Rate Drain Eight Say
Blade Rain Weigh Day

Begin by writing the words on index cards. Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately. Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice.

Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words. Start by reading the list to him or her. Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently. The goal is for your child to be able to read each list in under one minute.

Razor haven Bake same Lake
Place Cake Fame name Lane
Plate rake Came Game page
Invade parade Ape Brave Date
Flake Haste Pain Say Ate
Day Flame Hate Pave Shape
Bake Cane Eight Frame Lake
Pay Base Cape Face Lame
Rain Take blade cave blaze
fake grade make rate Crane
Fame Grape May Brake Dame
Fate Nape Same Way Gain
Aid Drain Rain Tail Wail

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