Gather your tools and evidence, follow the trail, remember what you discovered, and leave your fingerprint! With Kendore's Discovery Word Book, students investigate non-phonetic sight words to figure out where the word has a spelling they have yet to discover!
Most high-frequency word lists do not distinguish between phonetic and non-phonetic words. Students are asked to memorize high-frequency words regardless of whether those words follow phonics rules. When we remove phonetic words from the list of words that have to be memorized, we reduce the cognitive burden on our students and we make things easier on ourselves!
Use this bound book of reproducible masters to reinforce "discovery words" -- those non-phonetic high-frequency words. This systematic approach to teaching non-phonetic sight words is organized alphabetically, by frequency. It mirrors the Kendore Kingdom sequence, but can be used with any curriculum. Arrows and numbers on each letter reinforce proper letter formation and handwriting. Level A is sized appropriately for lower grade students.
Discovery Fingerprint Ink and a Tactile Grid complete the multisensory experience and allow students to practice word spacing.
- Reproducable master
- 102 sight words, one blank page
- Non-phonetic words taken from Fry and Dolch Word Lists
- Instructions included for effective and memorable sight-word practice
- Discovery Ink helps students practice word spacing. No mess -- disappears from fingers.
- 4 Pre-Cut Tactile Grid strips
Level A is appropriate for K-1 students