About Magic Words

A-E Standards

Professional Learning

A-E Standards

Magic Words Australian Benchmarks for Word Recognition Manual allows teachers to measure a student’s:

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Sentence Game

Games and strategies

Sentence Game

Have a student make up a sentence using the Magic Words Playing Cards. Then as you locate the words say the sentence back. Start with short simple sentences and gradually increase as confidence grows. This game is particularly good at improving short term auditory memory. Sample sentences:I like you.I will come.I will come now.I will come with you.I will come with you now.I want to come.I want to come with you.I want to come with you now.I will come to you now.I can look.I can look up.I can look down.I can look at you.I can look at you now.I could...

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Beat the Clock - Fluency Games

Games and strategies

Beat the Clock - Fluency Games

Ask your child to look at the Magic Words on the Learning Board. Timer/clock (mobile phone - stop watch). Stopwatch - have the child say the words on the front of the Learning Board as quickly as they can. Stop the watch and record the time. Allow the child five attempts and record their personal best time (PB). Practice daily to continue to improve speed and fluency. Magic Words Playing Cards (10 or more pairs) Once again ask the child to say their Magic Words as quickly as they can. Record the best time in saying the words. Magic Words Poster...

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Guess What Word

Games and strategies

Guess What Word

Select Magic Words Flashcards that are in the current book your students are learning to read or the word study focus. This ensures that your students' word recognition and reading fluency is being reinforced, revised and rapidly improved while playing games and having fun.

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Spelling strategies with Magic Words

Games and strategies

Spelling strategies with Magic Words

Have you ever been faced with the homework task of helping your child learn a list of sight words for a spelling test?

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