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contributed by Leanne Guenther
In this section I've included a series of flashcards that can be printed and used to reinforce learning, the complete list of grade two Fry words (see bottom page) and some activity ideas for using the flashcards.
The first thing I do is print out and supply the kids with all the grade one flashcards and do a quick review of those. This way they have them in their "toolkit" when making sentences and doing creative activities with the grade two cards.
The fry cards can also be used in conjunction with the themed sentence sequencing picture clue cards to keep things exciting.
You'll notice I have not presented them in alphabetical order. Doing all the words with the same letter at the same time can be difficult for some children. I've put them in groups that I consider to be the most efficient for learning, allowing children to make common sentences and phrases as quickly as possible.
However, you are welcome to encourage the children to practice ordering things alphabetically using these cards -- the complete complete list is ordered alphabetically so can be used to self-check work.
The flashcards can simply be held up, giving the child the opportunity to
read each one. But if you're looking for a more engaging activity, try
combining the Dolch flashcards with the noun picture flashcards for a variety of
activities (I've listed some suggestions here from simplest to hardest). If
you're printing the cards for one of the higher grades, you should consider
printing the ones for previous grades as well -- the Dolch words are cummulative
and you'll be able to make more complex sentences.