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Morning Message

Write a simple message to your child and let her read some of the words as you read it together. Include familiar words like her name.

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Extending this activity

  • -Look for high-frequency words while reading favorite books. As you come to a word that your child already knows by sight, pause to allow him to read that word.

    -Make a word bank of familiar high-frequency words that grows as your child learns new words. Keep the words in a plastic bag. Play “My Pile, Your Pile” by placing the cards in a pile facing down. Flip over one card at a time. If the child can read the word in five seconds or less, he wins the card. If not, the parent reads the word aloud and wins the card. Encourage the child by noting how his pile keeps growing every time you play.

Adjust for an older child

Leave blanks for some familiar high frequency words (and, the, I, you, etc.) and write just the beginning letter. The older child can guess which word would make sense in the blank.

Adjust for a younger child

Ask children to find and circle specific letters in the morning message.

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Reading Words

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