How to Use Redwood's Quizlet: Automaticity & Review

So, you or your child have probably heard about Quizlet by now. It’s a free study tool that can be used on a computer or as an app. Kids can create their own study sets or choose from thousands of previously created lists. Since flashcards and visuals are a research-proven study tool, especially for kids with dyslexia, this is a great resource to grow familiar with yourself and to help your child grown comfortable using.

We decided to start implementing Quizlet in our routine at Redwood Day during the school year. We created several sets for students at various Wilson levels and wanted to share this tool with you . It’s a great summer support, since it’s fun and easy to use for anywhere from 5-30 minutes. Kids seem to like it, some even love it, and we like to pay attention to practice routines that kids seem to enjoy.

So here you go! Feel free to explore the different sets Redwood has created and feel free to give us suggestions for additional sets you think might be helpful.

First, your child will need to create a log-in. Many Redwood students already have one, but they will have to remember their username and password. If they can’t remember it, they can create a new, free account under a different email address.

1) The 150 Most Common Words: This stack includes the 150 most common words described by Sally Shaywitz in her book “Overcoming Dyslexia” as making up nearly 50% of all written text. We want our kiddos to memorize these words for both automatic reading and spelling. There are little tricks and stories tied to some of the words to help trigger your child’s memory.

2) Most Common Bases: This is a set of some of the most common Latin bases that make up many of our borrowed words. It’s important our kids know what these mean to help tackle unfamiliar vocabulary as well as know how to automatically spell these word parts.

3) Prefixes & Suffixes: This is a set of prefixes and suffixes that we want our kids to be really familiar with in both meaning and spelling. They are all over the words we read and write!

4) Wilson Reading System Practice Words: This folder contains sets for each sub-step of the Wilson Reading System, books 1-6. Your child can practice matching and spelling and quickly reading these words, starting in 1.3 and working up towards whatever sub-step they are currently in.

5) Wilson Reading System Aligned High-Frequency Words: This folder contains red words, or high-frequency words, aligned to the Wilson Reading System. Your child can practice fluently reading and spelling these words, starting in 1.3 and working up to their current sub-step.

6) Spelling Generalizations: This set contains specific spelling generalizations that your child is exposed to in as early as Book 1 (Wilson Reading System). This list will be added to over time.

7) Common Blends: This set contains common blends. This list will be added to over time.

8) Vowel Combinations: This set contains vowel combinations with their keywords to help students memorize the different sounds that vowel combinations make. Anybody can benefit from memorizing these!

We hope these are helpful for you and your child in their reading and spelling journey If you have an idea for a set that would be helpful in supporting your child’s learning at home, please send it to kait@redwoodliteracy.com! We would love to incorporate your ideas!