In first grade, kids are piecing together all the words and letters they can decode in order to build stronger reading fluency. This is why their understanding of sight words, or commonly occurring words, is so important. This guided lesson familiarizes first graders with the sight words they will most frequently encounter in texts, boosting their decoding and comprehension skills.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Sight Words Skydive Are sight words a source of confusion for your budding reader? Set your sights on sight words with this short video featuring skydiving sight words.
Sight Words Balloon Pop: Set 1

In this fast-paced reading challenge, your kid is Floyd's only hope! To help him get his hot air balloon off the ground kids must listen for a sight word, quickly find the word on the screen, and pop the balloon before one of the Brainzy characters pulls it back into the building. Early readers should learn to recognize sight words "on sight" without having to sound them out, and this game will help them do just that. Get popping!

Cloud Catcher 1st Grade Sight Words Click on the word before it goes by! Breeze through common sight words like “long” and “just” in this interactive online activity. Cloud Catcher 1st Grade Sight Words is a fun, animated learning experience in which first graders must listen to a prompt and then select the correct answer. It’s a helpful practice for students learning about spelling strategies and sight words.
Sight Words Hopper 3 Take a walk on the wild side with CuzCuz as he shows your first graders an exhilarating way to learn sight words. Whether your students are purely motivated by seeing the little critter grow increasingly muddier, or bring a love of reading to this game, they will quickly grow adept at picking the correct sight word.
What Can I Do?

Here's a sight word story that's fit for early readers, written with high frequency words that first graders should be able to read by themselves. Challenge your child by choosing "Read by Myself", or follow along with the highlighted words as the narrator reads aloud.

Sight Words Sentence Match: Set 2 Sight words are an essential early reading skill. Help kids master important words with this interactive sentence match game. Kids must read each sentence and choose the one that best matches the picture. Be sure to read carefully, as some of these silly sentences are very similar.
Cloud Catcher 1st Grade Sight Words Set 2 Help your first graders revisit some common sight words using this online activity! The game Cloud Catcher 1st Grade Sight Words Set 2 asks students to find sight words, including "make" and "write," as they float by in clouds on the screen. Each correct answer changes the cloud into a rainbow, while incorrect responses become rain clouds.

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