Sight Words

Sight words are an important part of any primary classroom because they are the words that are most commonly used in the English language. Many of the words you can’t “sound out” so it’s critical for young learners to recognize these words by sight.

Students will be assessed on 25 words each quarter. The words will be put into sentences and students will be assessed on their ability to read these words in context. Here are the words for the first quarter:

make
there
be
look
good
want
water
from
for
again
many
people
your
very
could
would
should
were
both
does
about
away
each
which
soon

 

If you want to practice more sight words, these are the 300 most common words used in the English language. Students are not assessed on these words, but the more sight words they know, the better reader they will be!

Frys 1st 100
Frys 2nd 100
Frys 3rd 100

Tips for practicing sight words at home:

  • Work with your child at their own pace. Check which words they already know and focus on the ones they don’t.
  • Focus on about 10 words at a time and make sure to practice the words in a random order each time.
  • Once a word is mastered put it aside and focus on a new word. Revist the mastered pile every now and then to make sure words are being retained.
  • If your child is already reading sight words, have them practice spelling them correctly or writing them in sentences.
  • Pinterest has a variety of ideas for practicing sight words but here’s a list as well!
    75 Ways to Practice words