What is a sight word? Sight words are words we teach beginning readers to know by heart. The more sight words you know, the more you can read. Generally sight words are words that don't follow typical rules of spelling and can't be decoded. First grade uses sight words from the Dolch word lists.
There are many ways to practice sight words at home! Here are a few ideas:
1. Write the sight words outside with sidewalk chalk.
2. Write the sight words in shaving cream.
3. Write words on post it notes and have your child swat the word you say with a fly swatter, spatula, or their hand.
4. Write words on paper plates and have your child say the word then they can toss the plate like a frisbee. (We play this at school, so much fun!)
5. Write words on post it notes and put throughout the room. You call out a sight word and your child shines a flashlight on the word you say.
Here are the words our first graders are expected to recognize:
*Dolch Preprimer Sight Word List
*Dolch Primer Sight Word List
*Dolch First Grade Sight Word List
Here are some links for videos that help make learning sight words interesting and fun:
*Fortnite Sight Word Rap
*Fortnite Sight Word Rap 2
*Fortnite Sight Word Rap 3
*Fortnight Sight Word Rap Yellow
*Sight Word Rap (by Harry Kindergarten)