The following is the list of our first set of 25 Love Words (high-frequency words) which we work on daily. Love Words are words we LOVE to see on a page because we can read them with ease and confidence. "They are ingrained on our brain!" Please practice nightly. Five minutes of review nightly can help build our confidence and reading vocabulary.
1. no 11. on 21. do
2. is 12. in 22. an
3. can 13. up 23. the
4. me 14. am 24. my
5. you 15. we 25. to
6. and 16. like
7. he 17. see
8. at 18. I
9. a 19. go
10. so 20. it
Recently we sent home a set of the above words for rote practice. We thought to liven-up the learning we would suggest the following games to be used when practicing our LOVE words.
* Please know many of the games are shared ideas from many talented, creative, colleagues who love teaching as much as I do!
1. LOVE Word Memory: Create two sets of Love word cards. Place them face down in organized rows . Taking turns the player will turn over two cards and try to find the matching LOVE word. Once the match is made, the set is removed. Continue until all the words are matched up.
2. LOVE Word Spelling: Rewrite LOVE words on a page, leaving out a letter. Have the student fill in the missing letter with by writing or with magnetic letters.
3. Play LOVE word BINGO. Download and print the Bingo card provided. Prepare the cards for the game by randomly writing in the various LOVE words. Create several differnt cards. Players place a chip on the LOVE word when it is called out by the BINGO leader.
4. LOVE Word Basketball: Take turns reading a LOVE word flashcard. If the child can read the word, he/she can try to shoot the ball (or wad of paper, bean bag, rolled up socks) into the bucket/basket.
5. Cut out circles from cardboard and write a LOVE word on a circle. Place the circles in a cookie jar or bowl or whatever you have. Each player takes a turn picking out a word card and tell the rest of the players what is the word written on their "cookie." Then after all cookies were removed from the "cookie jar" to put them back, chant: who took the "and" (call out each "cookie word" one at time using the chant) from the cookie jar?