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SnapWords® Complete Classroom Kit

Includes lessons and activities that require no training and seamlessly integrate into your daily schedule. With step-by-step instructions and ready-to-use materials, planning becomes a breeze.

Your students will learn the following:

Sight word acquisition
Reading Fluency
Spelling and Sound Spellings
Phonics & Phonemic Awareness

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Immerse your classroom in a transformative literacy experience with the SnapWords® Complete Classroom Kit. SnapWords® takes a holistic approach by integrating cards with mini-lessons, catering to various learning styles. The mini-lessons kick off with word identification, benefiting visual learners, and integrate body motion to captivate kinesthetic learners. Following sections delve into specific phonics concepts and spelling patterns, allowing immediate application to decode similar words. This multifaceted approach, encompassing visuals, body motion, and spoken elements, engages multiple regions of the brain, creating a dynamic and enriching learning experience.

This comprehensive collection, thoughtfully created by an educator, is designed to propel students to grade level and beyond. Seamlessly integrating into your daily routine, the kit requires minimal planning time and no specialized training. It provides step-by-step instructions and ready-to-use activities that make planning effortlessly easy, with initial instruction taking just 30 minutes. Leveled for diverse learning needs, the kit fosters independent growth and levels the playing field for students of varying skill levels. It empowers students to bypass rote memorization, encouraging a profound understanding of sight words. The SnapWords® Complete Classroom Kit offers ready-made lessons and materials, eliminating the need for extensive preparation, and engages students with resources designed to align with their unique learning styles. Showcase student progress quantifiably and witness rapid growth and success. Fun and engaging, the kit incorporates pictures, images, and motions, ensuring a joyful and exciting learning journey. By encouraging self-led learning, it builds a sense of competence and boosts confidence in students, making it an invaluable asset for both seasoned educators and those new to teaching.

SnapWords® Complete Classroom Kit is only available in physical format.

Maximize the effectiveness of the SnapWords® 607 Complete Classroom Kit with this guide:

Initial Teaching with SnapWords® Teaching Cards

  • Begin with the SnapWords® Teaching Cards for each word, emphasizing word recognition and meaning.
  • Use the cards to introduce new words, providing a strong foundation for sight-word mastery.

Independent Review and Practice with SnapWords® Pocket Chart Cards

  • Utilize the SnapWords® Pocket Chart Cards for independent review and engaging practice activities.
  • Encourage students to work independently or in pairs, reinforcing word recognition and application.

Guided Teaching with SnapWords® Mini-Lessons & SnapWords® Mini-Lessons 2

  • Leverage the SnapWords® Mini-Lessons and SnapWords® Mini-Lessons 2 guides for precise teaching instructions.
  • Gain insights into what to teach and how to teach each SnapWord®, covering all aspects of reading.

Highly Targeted Language Practice with The Complete Sight Words in Sentences

  • Incorporate The Complete Sight Words in Sentences for targeted language practice.
  • Have students work in pairs, reading sight words in real text, fostering comprehension and fluency.

Quick Reference for Teachers with SnapWords® Spelling Dictionary, 2nd Edition:

  • Utilize the SnapWords® Spelling Dictionary as a quick reference tool, finding each word, its sentence, and associated body motion efficiently.

Phonics and Spelling with The Illustrated Book of Sounds and Their Spelling Patterns

  • Explore the comprehensive resource to reinforce phonics concepts and spelling patterns.

Organized Display with Pocket Chart

  • Use the provided pocket chart to display levels of Pocket Chart words organized in phrases.
  • Enhance visibility and organization, creating an interactive learning environment.

By strategically incorporating these resources, you'll unlock the full potential of the SnapWords® 607 Complete Classroom Kit, providing a well-rounded and engaging learning experience for your students.

For an enriched learning experience, consider pairing with these other great Child1st resources for an engaging multisensory learning experience!

What's Included

  • The SnapWords® Complete Classroom Kit includes Lists A, B, C, D, E, Numbers, Colors, Days, Months, & Seasons, F, G, Nouns 1, Nouns 2, & Verbs in both Teaching and Pocket Chart sizes:
    643 SnapWords® Teaching Cards (5.5" x 4.25")
    643 SnapWords® Pocket Chart Cards (4.25” x 2.75”)
  • SnapWords® Mini-Lessons 1 
  • SnapWords® Mini-Lessons 2
  • 3 copies of The Complete Sight Words in Sentences
  • SnapWords® Spelling Dictionary
  • The Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns
  • Pocket Chart

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are sight words important?

Sight words are critical in early literacy because they make up 80-90% of the words children encounter in text, and recognizing them instantly greatly simplifies reading, improving fluency and comprehension. These high-frequency words, such as "the" and "and," enhance reading fluency, comprehension, and confidence, laying the foundation for more advanced literacy skills, reducing cognitive load, and supporting performance on standardized tests and overall language development. In a nutshell, mastering sight words is essential for building strong reading skills in children.

What are SnapWords®?

SnapWords® are designed to cater to diverse learning styles, particularly accommodating visual learners who benefit from associating words with images, seeing the whole word before delving into details like phonics, spelling, and decoding. This approach begins with presenting the entire word, allowing learners to establish a visual memory of the word's form before exploring spelling patterns and phonics rules, ultimately empowering them to tackle more complex, unfamiliar words. While sequential methods typically start with teaching details before introducing the whole word, SnapWords® recognize that right-brain dominant learners thrive by grasping words and phonics holistically.

For individuals with a left-brain dominant learning style, who think in words and handle abstractions adeptly, the images on the front of the cards may appear redundant or distracting. The unadorned word on the back may align better with their preferences. However, for right-brained visual learners, the inclusion of images is indispensable. These images enable them to create a mental picture and store the entire word in visual memory, matching their cognitive style. This image then serves as a recall anchor, even when they encounter the plain word. If asked how they remember the word while reading, they will often attribute it to the image stored in their visual memory.

SnapWords® take a comprehensive approach by incorporating body motion to engage kinesthetic learners, activating body memory. Additionally, the inclusion of sentences aids in comprehending and using words correctly within the context of sentences. This multifaceted method ensures that SnapWords® address various learning preferences and provide a holistic learning experience.

Which SnapWords® list should I start with?

When introducing sight words to your child, the appropriate starting point depends on their familiarity with these words. If your child is a beginner, commence with List A. However, if your child has some prior exposure to sight words, it's essential to assess their knowledge. Begin with List A and have them read the words aloud. They should be able to recognize and read these words quickly, without the need to sound them out. If your child successfully reads all the words in the list, advance to the next list and repeat the evaluation process. In cases where your child encounters words they need to sound out, it's advisable to commence with that specific list. Initiating with a list that contains words they already know provides a confidence boost and helps them transition to this new approach to learning.

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What is the difference between Teaching Cards and Pocket Chart Cards?

The Teaching Cards come in a convenient size of 5.5" in width and 4.25" in height, making them perfect for group instruction. If you prefer a more compact option, the Pocket Chart Size Cards are half the dimensions, measuring 4.25" in width and 2.75" in height. These smaller cards are excellent for small group activities and independent practice, offering flexibility in how you use the materials.

How can I help my struggling reader?

Embrace a holistic approach to learning to read, one that engages multiple regions of the brain and the body—a comprehensive "whole body/brain learning" strategy. This method taps into the brain's optimal learning mode, which is through sensory input encompassing body movement, visuals, tactile experiences, and tangible objects, as opposed to static images. To effectively support kinesthetic learners, consider the following tips: encourage physical replication, link abstract concepts to tangibles, involve hands-on learning, employ multimodal teaching, and integrate problem-solving with tangible objects. 

Complete the learning cycle to ensure the learning process forms a full circle. When you teach through all three modalities, the second step involves allowing the child time to deepen their understanding by drawing, writing a phrase using the new word, and illustrating it. The final step is when the child can articulate and demonstrate what they've learned, showing you the drawings they've created and discussing their learning journey. This process ensures that information is absorbed, organized, and committed to long-term memory, and then it is shared verbally and tangibly—an exceptionally effective and beautiful learning approach.

When should a child be introduced to phonics?

Commencing phonics instruction as early as kindergarten is entirely feasible when adopting a right-brained approach that incorporates images, body movement, and fosters meaningful connections for learning. This approach capitalizes on a child's natural inclination for sensory experiences and can effectively introduce phonics concepts from an early age.

What is the difference between phonics and phonemic awareness?

Phonemic awareness is the fundamental ability to recognize and distinguish individual sounds that come together to form a word. By placing a primary focus on developing this skill, children can effectively learn to discern and manipulate the sounds within words. Phonics, on the other hand, is the practice of associating these sounds with their corresponding "pictures," which are the letters that represent those sounds. Together, phonemic awareness and phonics lay the foundation for strong reading and language skills.

What is segmenting and blending?

Segmenting and blending are fundamental phonemic awareness skills that form the basis of early literacy development. Segmenting involves the practice of identifying and isolating the individual sounds within words. This skill can be introduced to children as early as preschool. Initially, you can model segmenting by saying a word out loud and asking the children to focus on the sounds they hear. Gradually, encourage them to segment the word with you, and with practice, they'll become adept at independently breaking words into their individual sounds.

Blending, on the other hand, is the complementary skill. Here, you enunciate the distinct sounds you hear in a word, then gradually bring them closer together until you say the complete word. These phonemic awareness exercises, segmenting and blending, are crucial in helping children grasp the relationship between sounds and letters, laying the foundation for reading and language skills.

What is phonetic spelling, and do you recommend it?

Phonetic spelling, also known as invented spelling, was a pedagogical trend in early education. This approach aimed to encourage children to start writing words using the letters that made sense to them, often resulting in creative spellings. For instance, a child might write "FONIX" for "phonics" or "PENSL" for "pencil."

However, promoting phonetic spelling can be detrimental because, once children associate sounds with their written representations, these initial spellings can become ingrained, making it challenging to correct them later. In my kindergarten class, a daily practice involved having children draw a picture and provide a caption for it. While their initial spellings were often inaccurate, this provided a valuable opportunity to guide them toward the correct phonics and spelling. By using the words they wanted to write as a starting point, we could effectively integrate phonics and spelling instruction, gradually helping them improve their written language skills.