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Monday, March 12, 2012


Here are some tunes that you can use to sing high frequency words.  It might be fun to make a list of all the two letter words and sing them on Monday.  On Tuesday make a list of the three letter words and sing them…etc.

Two Letter Words
Sing two letter words to “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”
         If you want to spell he, say “h” “e.”
         If you want to spell he, say “h” “e.”
         It’s easy as can be when you sing and spell with me.
         If you want to spell he, say “h” “e.”

Three Letter Words
Sing three letter words to “Where Is Thumbkin?”
         What spells the?  What spells the?
         T – h – e  (T – h – e)
         T-h-e spells the.  (T–h–e spells the.)
*You can also sing three letter words to “Three Blind Mice.”

Four Letter Words
Learn to spell four 4 letter words with “Happy Birthday.”
         T – h – a – t  spells that.  T – h – a – t  spells that.
         T – h – a – t  spells that.  T – h – a – t  spells that.
*Sing four letter words to “My Darlin’ Clementine” or “YMCA.”

Five Letter Words
Five letter words can be sung to “BINGO.”
         There is a word that you should know and green is the word-o.
         G – r – e – e – n.    G – r – e – e – n.    G – r – e – e – n.
         And green is the word-o.
*Sing five letter words to “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.”

Six Letter Words
The tune of “Ten Little Indians” can be used to spell six letter words.
         That spells school.
*The theme song from “The Mickey Mouse Club” can also be used for six letter words.

Seven or Eight Letter Words
Fit the letters in longer words to “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” and “Coming Round the Mountain.”

Singing the Word Wall
Read and sing the word wall from a to z with the tune of “Gilligan’s Island.”