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Sight Word Puzzle
Sight Word Puzzle
Activity
Sight Word Puzzle
Help your first grader practice sight words with this fun activity. Learn how to put together a puzzle while practicing common sight words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Sight Word Jenga
Sight Word Jenga
Activity
Sight Word Jenga
Here's an activity that puts a new twist on a classic game. Help your first-grader create his own wooden word blocks and play sight word Jenga.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Sight Words Skydive
Sight Words Skydive
Song
Sight Words Skydive
Look out below! Watch some common sight words take to the skies in this short video that will broaden your student's vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Song
Hen Pen
Hen Pen
Story
Hen Pen
The sky is falling! Enjoy this classic kid's tale, adapted for the Brainzy library.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story
If Book
If Book
Story
If Book
Need a way to see some sight words in action? Short sight words make up this silly story about dogs, hats, and kids.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story
Sight Word Sailors
Sight Word Sailors
Song
Sight Word Sailors
If sight words are on the horizon for your student, get to know a few classic ones with this cute crew and a song you might have heard before.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Song
What Can I Do?
What Can I Do?
Story
What Can I Do?
Early readers can follow along with this sight words story about a curious boy.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story
Which of These Story
Which of These Story
Story
Which of These Story
Long and short vowels -- and sight word learning -- are a snap with this interactive storybook that shows sight words like bed, mug, these, and me.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story
The Tree Story
The Tree Story
Story
The Tree Story
This short story works on short sight words. Climb to the top of a tree and see what you can see with the help of you, her, and me.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Story
Mae Jemison Mini Book
Mae Jemison Mini Book
Worksheet
Mae Jemison Mini Book
Young learners will enjoy tracing, coloring, and assembling this mini book about astronaut and scientist Mae Jemison.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Worksheet
Make a Story with Magnetic Words
Make a Story with Magnetic Words
Activity
Make a Story with Magnetic Words
For Read Across America Day, challenge your first grader to come up with a story using magnetic words inspired by "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Word Recognition
Word Recognition
Activity
Word Recognition
Once your child has mastered the letters of the alphabet it's time to start building words! Try out this activity that encourages simple word recognition.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Activity
Make a Sight Word Book
Make a Sight Word Book
Activity
Make a Sight Word Book
Help your child learn to read! By making their own book, your child can get creative, and practice ten key sight words at the same time.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Activity

Sight Words Resources

Learning sight words can be tricky for young children. These words are frequently used but don't always follow conventional spelling patterns, so it can take repeated exposure to help your child remember them. Our selection of worksheets, games, and other content is an excellent combination of sight words help to give to your child. Get additional reading help to boost your child's academic skills.

Sight Words 101

Learning to read can be difficult for early learners. Phonetically sounding out each word is a slow process that can hinder reading comprehension. Because of this, a list of 315 words has been developed and categorized as sight words.

The most widely accepted list of sight words is the Dolch Sight Words list. Comprised of 220 service words and 95 frequently occurring nouns, the list represents 80% of the words that would typically be found in children’s writings. Learning these words is a skill that will carry forwards as these words also represent 50% of the words found in adult writings.

Understanding and recognizing these words on sight will free students up to focus on pronouncing and understanding the remaining words in the text. These non-sight words will likely more specifically relate to the meaning of the text so this focus will increase reading comprehension.

Repetition and memorization are paramount in learning sight words. Many of the common sight words are irregularly spelled words that would be difficult for early learners to phonetically sound out. Memorizing these words, their spellings, and their pronunciations can also help children as they encounter other irregularly spelled words. The vowel and consonant digraphs that make up these new sounds will be familiar to them because of the sight words.

Using the resources provided by Education.com above may help students recognize and read these sight words, giving them the foundation necessary to become quality readers.