Can you remember all the tricky words you have practised since starting Senior Infants? There were lots! That is why we must keep practising. Knowing tricky words also helps to improve reading.
Remember that tricky words are made up of regular and irregular parts. They cannot be sounded out easily. Often they cannot be spelt accurately by listening for the sounds. As a result, they have to be learnt.
**Please use the attached 'Handy Tricky Word List' to guide you in the coming weeks:
- Start reading Red Level in Week 1. and continue with a new level each week. You can practise more than one level per week too. Read to an adult.
- Dictation: An adult calls out the words (in no particular order) and the student writes them down.
- Write a sentence for each tricky word as you move through the lists.
- Challenge: Write 5 extra sentences after revision of each list. Include two/three tricky words in each sentence. Can be from any list.
There is no time limit on these tasks. Please start on whichever day suits you. Words get harder as each list progresses, so focus on red and yellow levels only if the whole page is too difficult.