Why should children learn sight words?

It’s critical to teach students to memorize sight words as a whole so that they can recognize them immediately (within 3 seconds) without having to use any strategies to decode them. And teaching sight words not only helps students read more fluently, it helps them write more efficiently too.

What is the purpose of sight words?

Sight words are common words that kids recognize instantly without sounding them out. Recognizing words by sight helps kids become faster, more fluent readers. Many sight words are tricky to read and spell — they aren’t spelled the way they sound.

What are the true sight words?

Non-Phonetic Words Non-phonetic words (often called True Sight Words) are words that cannot be decoded (sounded out) phonetically and need to be memorized. For example, consider words such as could, eight, and laugh.

What are some kindergarten sight words?

  • What are some sight words?

    Sight words are words that a reader automatically recognizes without having to use picture clues or sound them out. These words include very common words, such as “the” and “you,” and “make up 60 to 70 percent of most reading tasks,” according to Sandra Fleming, a teacher and writer for the literacy-promoting website, All Info About Reading.

    What are pre K sight words?

    Pre-K Dolch Sight Words. (40 words) a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you. Kindergarten Dolch Sight Words.

    How do you learn sight words?

    12 Ways to Help Your Child Learn Sight Words 1. Create some flashcards to help them learn those sight words fast! 2. Make a homemade puzzle. 3. Purchase some sight word magnets for your fridge. 4. Use flour for finger writing! 5. Use sidewalk chalk. 6. Matching games. 7. Library time! 8. Make play dough. 9. Write some silly songs. 10. Play hangman!