Friday, September 23, 2011

Beginning Reading and Copywork

Trevor is starting to sound out words using the phonograms that he has learned, so I wanted him to be able to read sentences, or even stories, but I was having a hard time finding resources that only use words in his limited reading vocabulary.  Sometimes I would write simple sentences on his wipe off board, but I thought it would be great if I could type out sentences for him to read and have room for him to do copy work right underneath each word.  I know you can find this on different websites, but I really just wanted to be using words I know he can read, so he doesn't get frustrated.  So I want to share what I came up with!

Perhaps I'm the last person around to do this , but in case I'm not, I'd like to share a fun tool I discovered!  Did you know that you can download extra fonts to use in Word?!? Whoa!  I'll give you a minute to let that set in =)  Did you know that there is a font that has lines on the top, middle, and bottom of the letters, just like writing paper does? I was so excited to find this!  It is called Penminship Print.  All you have to do is download it, notice where it saves to on your computer, copy it from that location, and paste it into the fonts tab under Control Panel.  It will automatically put it into the pull-down font menu in Word.

So I've been having fun making up sentences for Trevor to read.  I'll share the first pages I made up.  Hopefully I'll get my thoughts in order more and maybe put together some more pages of sentences that focus on certain phonograms, so if you are working on certain sounds with your child, you can print them off to use them too!

Happy Reading!

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  1. This is fantastic! You could make an eBook out of all your hard work! I do appreciate the free version though. :-)

  2. Jacinda, you are very kind. Maybe I'll put together an eBook once I get everything together =) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Very cool!! It's so nice to be able to make unique sentences and stories for our kids!


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