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Sight Words 1 Pro helps you teach students who are learning to read and spell to automatically recognise and understand the 200 most common words in English.

Sight Words 1 Pro uses a unique, highly effective teaching method to improve word recognition, reading fluency and vocabulary knowledge. It was developed by Dr. Bartek Rajkowski, PhD, a speech-language pathologist specialising in reading difficulties.

- Requires iPad 2 or higher
- Although students love using it, Sight Words 1 Pro is not just a game - it is a powerful and fully customisable teaching tool. Please take some time to experiment with it yourself before trying it with students!

The past several decades of research have provided conclusive evidence that competent readers are skilled in using letter-sound knowledge to work out (decode) unfamiliar words when reading. Teaching methods that begin by teaching students letter-sound relationships (synthetic phonics methods) are known to be superior to other approaches in teaching reading, regardless of whether students do or do not have reading difficulties. Decoding skills are crucial for self-teaching, as they may be used to work out regular words (words with regular sound-spelling patterns, such as ‘stop’ and ‘flight’) however they are not as useful for learning the approximately 20% of English words with irregular spellings (words such as ‘who’ and ‘said’).

Research suggests that in addition to being taught to decode, students should be explicitly taught to recognise common words, especially those with irregular spellings. Learning to instantly recognise highly frequent words helps students to develop fluency in reading. Sight Words 1 Pro uses a patent pending, self-adjusting, multisensory teaching method to teach beginning and struggling readers to rapidly, automatically and accurately recognise the most common sight words in English.

Whether you are a teacher, parent or reading specialist, we are confident that Sight Words 1 Pro will quickly become a favourite teaching tool. For more information about the program, please see www.readingdoctor.com.au.

Please note: teaching students sight words before they have learnt basic decoding skills is NOT recommended, and not supported by research! Teaching sight words should be a complementary strategy to assist the development of fluency as part of a systematic, phonics based method of reading instruction.

If you have any questions or need help, please don't hesitate to contact us!

What’s New

Version 1.4

General Bug Fixes and support for the latest version of iOS.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

RubyBelle60 ,

Fantastic app!!!

If you haven't got this app ... you need to get it!!!
This app is a great find. I am using it with literacy intervention kids and also mainstream. It is self monitoring and self correcting!!!
It has a facility to make custom list to work on for individual children or particular reading materials.
there are 200 S.V. words in this app, if it was extended t 400 " most used" words it would be perfect!!
Have had some success with spelling using this app. After students have used a "group" of custom words 5/6 times, and are using them in reading tasks; I have used them in dictation and the kids have been able to spell them as well - a happy surprise..........

Flambeau123 ,

Excellent Teaching Value

Reading Doctor apps like this one have excellent teaching value. The error correction process is helpful. The clear graphics and simple instructions made the app very student friendly for children of various ability levels. Light to Learning

Doris94 ,

Love it!

Another brilliant app! Complements the other related apps... Letter Sounds1and2, and Word Builder. My students love it. It has built that fluency/automaticity in their letter sounds and sight words. Well done and thank you.


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114 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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