Whilst many high frequency words can be sounded out (such as it or down), many others are not phonetically readable (such as was or said). To help with building up your little reader’s fluency, which in turn, will help with their comprehension, children are taught to sight read their high frequency words. You know the old saying…
Practise makes perfect!
If like my old students, your children love a post-it note, they’ll enjoy this simple, but effective Post-it Note High-Frequency Word Sentence Builder activity.
Materials Needed for Post-it Note HFW Sentence Building
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How to build sentences with post-it notes
This is one idea to follow on from our other HFW activity ideas. Once they can read the words in isolation with confidence, they can move on to reading them within sentences too.
You can find the list of HFW in a common teaching order here, or download a printable list from above.
- Study the list of HFW to help you make up a few sentences.
- Select one or two words that you know your child needs to practise and mix with ones that they can read.
- Read them.
For some inspiration, find a few sentence ideas on our HFW sentence page.
Extending your High-Frequency Post-it Sentence Builder Activity with your Child
Stick a few sentences around the house. Change one word in the sentences to make sure they don’t just memorise the word order, but are reading the actual words.
Give your child a pile of written words and ask them to put them into an order to make a sentence that makes sense.
Your little reader may be aware of full stops and capital letters. Use a pen to edit the sentence to include the capital letter and full stop in the correct place.