Saturday, June 12, 2010

Teaching Your Child How to Read Sight Words

A Sight Word is any word that is known by a reader automatically. Sight Words (sometimes called the Dolch Word List) are some of the most frequently used words in the English language. Even though there are only 220 of them, Sight Words comprise approximately 50 to 70 percent of any given general, non-technical text. Therefore, teaching Sight Words as early as possible is considered a crucial part of elementary education.

Find out how many sight words your child knows using this

Sight Word assessment.

Using the words your child does not know, you can print out flashcards or make your own using index cards for your child to work on. Here are a few printable ones:

Emergent words 1
Emergent words 2
Emergent words 3
Sight Words Workbook

We keep our sight words in a small box similar to the system in this video, and practice 5 to 10 minutes each day.

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