Anna Falco

Ms. Anna Rita Falco

Reading Specialist

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High Frequency words are words that readers recognized instantly.  When these words are recognized instantly, our short term memory is not overloaded and is freed to focus on comprehension of what is going on in the story.  As the school year goes our high frequency word recognition should be increasing.  

Here is a list of different ways students can practice their high frequency words at home....

Below are some fun and effective ways to practice and learn words at home.  Find different activities from the list to match your learning style and interest.

  • Jump Rope:  Use a jump rope to practice your spelling words, vocabulary words, or even your math facts.  Write the words on a piece of piece of paper or whiteboard, etc.  While looking at the word, spell the word while jumping rope.

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  • Basketball:  Use a basketball or other ball to practice spelling words or math facts.  Write the word on something.  You can bounce the ball while spelling the word, throw the ball back and forth to someone spelling the word.

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  • Trampoline:  As you jump, spell out the word.

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  • Write your words:  Use pudding, cornmeal, sand, salt, shaving cream, clay, any kind of texture like carpet, etc. to practice spelling words, math facts, etc.  Pour some salt in a cookie sheet.  Move the pan so the salt is distributed equally.  Then have your child write the word while naming the letters.

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  • Rainbow writing with crayons or paint:  Write the spelling words with one color.  Next, while using a different color, trace over the first color while naming the letters.  Then trace over the letters again.  It makes a rainbow word.  Do not use black or brown.

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  • Mnemonics:  Use a word as an acronym and create a sentence where the first letter of each word spells out the target word. (ex:  arithmetic:  A rat in the house might eat the ice cream.)

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  • Keyboarding:  Have your child use a typewriter, keyboard, or computer to practice words.  Have your child name the letters when typing the words.

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  • Magnetic Letters:  Use plastic or magnetic letters to practice making words.

  • Illustrations:  Illustrate the words.

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  • Action:  Make up a cheer or dance of the word.

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  • Whiteboards or chalkboards:  Children love writing on whiteboards or chalkboards.  They can use sidewalk chalk and practice on a sidewalk.

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  • Singing:  Create a song or jingle to spell the word.

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  • Writing:  When writing the spelling words, write the vowels or vowel patterns in one color and the consonants in another.

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  • Snap & Clap:  Say the spelling word, have the child clap when they say a consonant letter and snap their fingers when they say a vowel.

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  • Plastic Canvas & Felt Pads:  Have your child use their finger to spell/trace words out on plastic canvas or felt.  (available at craft stores)

  • Skywriting:  Skywrite spelling words by using your arm to “write” the letters of each word in the air while saying them aloud.  For fun, partners can write words on each other’s back and take turns guessing the word.

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  • Squishy Words:  Trace your words on a ziplock bag filled with a couple of tablespoons of paint and some squirts of hand sanitizer.  For fun, you can even add a touch of glitter!

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  • Floor Spelling:  Sit on the floor and trace each word directly onto the carpet with two fingers.  Be sure to say each letter as you spell the word.

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  • Shape It Up:  Form words by making the letters with “Wikki Stix, chenille stems, toothpicks, craft sticks, or play-dough.  Be sure to say each letter as you shape it.

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  • Super-Size Words:  Write each word using the smallest letters you can possibly write, then do it normal sized, and finally jumbo sized.  Say each letter as your write.

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  • Q-Tip Writing:  Use Q-tips and paint to dot letters to spell the word or write the word using the Q-tip as a paint brush.  Say each letter as you paint.

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  • Froggy Spelling:  Leap like a frog and spell each word.   1 leap = each letter

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  • Jumping Jack Words:  Do jumping jacks as you spell each word.  1 jump for each letter.

 

 





 

 

  



 


 

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WE MISS YOU ALL!

UPDATED PARENT LETTER MARCH 25TH, 2020 FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

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Updated letter from Mr. Wilson about Remote Learning 3.23.2020
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CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE REMOTE LEARNING LINK for WEEK 3

General Remote Learning Rules for Students

 During this Remote Learning period, parents with school aged kids whom do not have internet service can call this number to get enrolled:  866-200-9522.

Any day's work not completed will result in an absence for that day.
All work must be handed in upon return.
Be sure check the teacher's website daily. 


You are able to access Teacher Pages using Staff Directory and searching
or you can use this Quick Link to the Teachers' Webpages - Image result for animated arrow
this can also be accessed under the "Parent's Tab" 

 

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Covid-19 Information

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*****
 Ms. Vineis, our School Social Worker, has shared the following resources and information for families. 
Please take time to peruse this valuable information and visit her School # 4 Link!


Ms. Vineis (Counselor's Phone): 826-801-2535

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Computer Distribution for students in grades K-3 on Friday, April 3 from 9:00 am– 2:00pm

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WE MISS YOU ALL!

UPDATED PARENT LETTER MARCH 25TH, 2020 FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

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Updated letter from Mr. Wilson about Remote Learning 3.23.2020
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CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE REMOTE LEARNING LINK for WEEK 3

General Remote Learning Rules for Students

 During this Remote Learning period, parents with school aged kids whom do not have internet service can call this number to get enrolled:  866-200-9522.

Any day's work not completed will result in an absence for that day.
All work must be handed in upon return.
Be sure check the teacher's website daily. 


You are able to access Teacher Pages using Staff Directory and searching
or you can use this Quick Link to the Teachers' Webpages - Image result for animated arrow
this can also be accessed under the "Parent's Tab" 

 

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Covid-19 Information

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 Ms. Vineis, our School Social Worker, has shared the following resources and information for families. 
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Ms. Vineis (Counselor's Phone): 826-801-2535

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