Rock N' Learn: Sight Words
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Sight words are the most frequently used words in the English language, and this DVD video helps students learn to read them automatically. As a supplement to phonics-based strategies, Rock 'N Learn Sight Words boosts reading and spelling skills. Children learn over 60 sight words through engaging characters, entertaining songs, and fun practice. Words are presented in context to help build reading comprehension. Includes all pre-primer Dolch words, the top 20 from Fry's, and more. A bonus section helps kids with word shapes and spelling skills.
Pre-k & up. Approx. 50 minutes
After receiving many requests for a sight words DVD, Rock 'N Learn went about creating the most fun and effective video to help learn beginning sight words. Featuring the best animation we've ever achieved on an educational program, Rock 'N Learn Sight Words holds the attention of young learners through lively characters, humorous dialogue, and outstanding music with catchy songs.
To develop Sight Words, we worked with reading specialists—actual classroom teachers with combined experience of over 50 years. These teachers had been through all kinds of fads and training to eventually determine by experience what actually works when helping kids learn to read.
Often we hear the recommendation from educators that sight words need to be taught in a meaningful context that gives learners understanding and insight as opposed to simply repeating words in isolation. Rock 'N Learn Sight Words is built upon research showing that children learn to read more effectively when they are presented words within a logical context. This becomes even more important for children who are learning a new language. For example, when children learn "up" and "down," these words are taught in the context of seeing objects or characters moving up and down.
Another prime example of contextual learning from Sight Words DVD occurs in the section "Look, See, Find." Children practice a simple but fun dance that helps them associate actions with these words. In our focus groups, children loved performing these movements and singing right along with the Sight Words DVD.
To get the most from Rock 'N Learn Sight Words, we recommend that your child watch this video again and again. A fun, entertaining DVD like Rock 'N Learn Sight Words will likely become one of your child's favorites. Kids love joining in with the fun characters and singing these songs, reading the words, and participating over and over. Soon, your child will be reading more than 60 beginning sight words quickly and automatically.
With our Sight Words DVD, children also get practice reading words in simple sentences and stories. This helps learners make a solid connection between the sight words and their meaning.
Rock 'N Learn Sight Words DVD video is designed to be effective at home or in the classroom, with individuals or groups. A supporting website offers free, supplemental activities.
On the Sight Words DVD, one bonus section helps students focus on the shape of each word and practice spelling it. Another bonus section helps kids learn the correct pronunciation of "t-h-e" depending on the context—something that even a lot of the adults on our development team found fascinating.