While learning phonics is an important skill for beginning readers, sight words is another.
Why learn words by sight?
Simply put, there are some words (also called high frequency words) that appear so frequently in reading that we want our readers to know them automatically, by sight. Just the first 100 words of Fry’s word list make up nearly 50% of what we read. Wow!
Knowing these words automatically helps to increase fluency, which can also build comprehension and understanding.
Sight Word Lists
The two most commonly used word lists for sight words are the Dolch word lists and Fry’s word lists. This Reading Mama has combined the two lists. They can be printed off for free on her blog (see link below).
Sight Word Games App
You can find lots of sight word apps, Sight Word Games stands out because you can choose the sight words your learner works on! The games included reinforce reading and spelling of sight words. The games are fun and engaging for learners K-3rd grades.
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More Resources You May Enjoy:
Sight Words: When They Just Don’t “Stick”- http://thisreadingmama.com/sight-words-when-they-just-dont-stick/
Phonics or Sight Words: Learning to Read- http://thisreadingmama.com/phonics-or-sight-words/
Printable Sight Word Lists-
Sight Word Chants-
Spelling Games and Activities ebook- http://thisreadingmama.com/you-can-make-spelling-fun/
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· Eliminated device rotation for games
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
So much potential
My daughter loves the games, and I like the learning section but a huge problem is the emphasis is on spelling the words in the learning section. They say the sight word name once and then move on to the letters of the word, not repeating the word itself at all. Each time at the end I would ask my daughter what the word was and she would shrug her shoulders because without the repetition of hearing the word multiple times she couldn’t remember what the sight word was.
No Sound-No Support
Just purchased this app, but the sound doesn’t work. And, yes, the audio on my phone is on and working. No way to contact developer or trouble shoot issue. Additionally, the app is difficult to navigate; it’s just poorly designed. Unfortunately, because the audio doesn’t work I can’t give any insights as to the efficacy of the learning exercises or games. I’d like my money back.
I have 10 young grandchildren and I bought this app for them. They have enjoyed it so much. They had a tough time learning to maneuver through it in the beginning but once they got it they were very independent.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.