Sight Words are the most common words your child will read. Incorporating sight words into your home will help your new reader.
Sight Words are usually short little words like: at, it, the, of, and, is, saw, when. Many of them can’t be sounded out, that’s why they’re called Sight words. (get it? sight? I didn’t at first, that’s why I’m saying it!!)
The general rule of thumb for new readers is: Once a new reader can read 100 sight words they can start ready to tackle harder words. They can breeze through the sight words and tackle sounding out the harder words.
|Yes – this hangs right in my kitchen!
Close to the kitchen table where all work occurs.
Sight Words provide an excellent base for reading at an early age. Sight word practice is essential for successful reading and will give your preschooler or kindergartener a jump on reading for the upcoming school year. Once your child knows their Sight Words, they can spend time using reading strategies on the unknown words.
Notes on our Poster:
- The colors specify certain levels from my son’s Kindergarten class. Once they earned one color set, they could move onto the next. If you passed a level, you were also held responsible for spelling them correctly – genius!
- The font used here is D’Nealian, the same type of manuscript they encourage in our county schools.
- I hand wrote other words on the chart that were used regularly (ones that I was often asked to spell).
- Sight Words can also be called Dolch Words if you’re searching for them. The Mrs. Perkins site offers the printable lists of the top 220 sight words.
- If you have preschoolers, make lists that are important to them: colors, friends, family, toy names