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607 SnapWords® Pocket Chart Cards

SW6072

607 SnapWords Pocket Chart Cards provides you with 643 high-frequency words embedded in colorful images. SnapWords® are designed for all children, but are life-savers for those who struggle to sound out words, who can't remember words they have studied, who find reading boring and slow, or who don't have good reading comprehension. SnapWords® make it easy for children to recognize words instantly and help them comprehend what they read. SnapWords® allow children to learn using their learning strengths. 

The images embedded into each word help children learn sight words as easily as a camera snapping a picture. This is vital for children who need to learn whole words before they can break them down with phonics. The reverse of each card displays the plain word without a visual and describes a body motion for the word – necessary for many kinesthetic learners and children with dyslexia. In addition, a sentence using the word and coordinating with the visual on the front of the card focuses children’s attention on the meaning of the word and how it is used in everyday communication.



DETAILS:

This complete set contains 643 high-frequency sight words, including all 220 Dolch words, 500 Fountas & Pinnell's most frequently recurring words, 300 Fry instant words and some extra high-frequency words.

  • Lists A-G Numbers, Colors, Days, Months, & Seasons, Verbs Nouns List 1 Nouns List 2.  
  • SnapWords® Mini-Lessons 
  • The Complete Sight Words in Sentences (for practice in reading sight words in context).

Ability levels include Preschool through Third Grade.

The best thing is that it isn't just about learning sight words! If you use SnapWords® Mini-Lessons (included in the kit), the children will not only learn to recognize sight words instantly, but they will spell them correctly, will practice writing with them, will understand what they mean, how to use them in sentences, and they will learn phonics concepts for each word! Imagine how this will boost their reading! 

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SnapWords® Lists
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SnapWords® tracking charts
Achievement Certificates
Activities for teaching SnapWords® 
SnapWords® contents Dolch, Fry, Fountas & Pinnell

 

 

If your right-brained child is learning the sounds that letters represent, why not jump right in and teach the sounds from within whole sight words? Since they are big-picture thinkers, right brained learners are most successful when you start at what we'd typically consider to be the end and move toward the beginning: when they see the relevance of what they are learning and understand that words communicate meaning. Visuals and body movement also help them make connections, vital to understanding and remembering what the words mean. Rather than using more words to explain, let’s just do an exercise and see what happens.

1. Display the following SnapWords® cards in a pocket chart.

Talk about the images with your child(ren) just as you would talk about the illustrations in a picture book, noticing details in the images:

Steps for Teaching Right-Brained Learners to Read Sight Words

Teaching sight words

2. The next time you go through the 12 words,

let the child find a word to identify. You might just ask, “Can you point to a word you know?” If the child hesitates on a word, immediately tell him the word so he won’t say the wrong one and get that stuck in his head. Keep it light, rather than making it feel like a formal lesson.

3. You can check whether your child knows all the words

on sight by playing a little game. Say, “Can you find ______” and see if she locates the correct word. Or you could just have her point and read her way through the displayed words.

4. Rearrange the words in the pocket chart

like this, adding pictures of home, a dog, and cat where needed:

5. Have the child read these little sentences

and even rearrange the words and picture cards to make his own sentences.

6. Then ask the child

which card she thinks she’s ready to turn over to the plain side so that the picture no longer shows. If the words are still arranged in sentences, this will mean that part of the sentence is stylized but here and there a word will be turned over to reveal the plain side. Gradually, one at a time, the words will be turned over so that she is reading only plain words!

7. Now is the time to play mini-phonics games.

For instance, ask: “Which words start with the sound [short] a?” (AND, AT). “Which start with sound of N?" Don’t say letter name, only say the sound N make. (NO, NOT). "Which two words start with sound of short I?" (IN, IS). "Find two words that are almost the same but are backwards of each other." (ON, NO). "Find two words that both end in the sound of T." (AT, NOT). "Find a word that ends just like NO." (GO). Later groups of words use more advanced sound spellings. (Refer to The Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns as a guide for the various sound spellings the child will need to identify from within sight words).

 

Note from the designer:  
"I used SnapWords® Pocket Chart Cards when working one-on-one with a child, in independent centers where children could partner up and help each other learn the words, and also in writing centers where I would either arrange the words in phrases for children to practice reading, turning over a card at a time until they could read the plain words, OR making a mixed-up phrase for them to unscramble with a partner. My students LOVED working with SnapWords® and made huge gains in their reading fluency."
- Sarah Major, M.Ed.    

Customer reviews: "
My children LOVE learning with these cards! Thank you so much for creating a simple & effective way to learn. I wish these had been around when I was younger." "Your snapwords cards have CHANGED my daughter's life. She could not read anything before we started with them, now she can recognize and spell most of set A on her own and is working through set B now. Thank you!!!!"

"I am pleased to say that my son for the first time said the other day that he actually is liking to read. He had struggled with his sight words since beginning to read. He heavily uses his phonetics and can read very large words, but has always had a problem with the sight words. Since getting the sight words and sentence book over Christmas break, we started to use the cards when we started back to school in Jan. He is reading so well and we are on list C already and almost done with it. He is reading much more fluently. Thank you so much, this has truly been a blessing for all of us."

"I love the flash cards and my 5 year old daughter has learned very quickly. She wasn't with regular flash cards and I was told her attention span was too short. Not the case. Not only is my daughter learning but with your flash cards she went from not being able to recognize words such as "is" and "an" but in just 3 weeks she is now recognizing all of the level A words and is working on the level B words. She is also spelling without looking at her flash cards 30 of those words!"

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