Learning sight words is a HUGE part to learning to read. Below you will find Sight Word Lists that include printable flashcards to help your student learn their sight words.
Ways to practice sight words at home
- Paper Plate Toss: Write sight words on paper plates. Use like Frisbees to throw after reading the word.
- Concentration: Make a duplicate set of word cards and play “Concentration”
- Go Fish: With a duplicate set of word cards play “Go Fish”
- Tic –Tac-Toe: Write words in the tic-tac-toe spaces. Take turns selecting a
space to read. If read correctly, an X or O is placed on the space until someone
- Word-O: This is played just like BINGO. Fill in a card with the words that you
are working on. Call out the words and mark the spaces. The first one with a
card covered calls out the word "WORDO"!
- Word Hunt: Look for target words in books or in the newspaper. If using the
newspaper your child can highlight or circle the word ring words that he/she
- SNAP: You put the sight words you want them to practice on flash cards and
put the flash cards into a jar (maybe like an oatmeal jar). Also, you write the
word SNAP! on a a few flash cards and put them in the jar also. The kids can
play in partners or in groups of 3 or 4. They take turns pulling a card out of
the jar. If they can say the word on the card automatically with no struggle,
they get to keep the card. If they struggle, they have to put it back. If they
pull out one of the cards that says SNAP! They have to put back all of the
cards they've drawn.
- Play coin toss – Put words on the floor - children take turns to toss a coin onto
a word and say that word.
- Play who am I? For example, I rhyme with bed, I have 4 letters, and I
end in “d”. (said)
- Children go outside and practice writing their words with
chalk on the concrete.
- Flashlight words - turn off lights. Tape words on the wall or ceiling. Use the
flashlight to shine on the word then read.
- Children make their own word wall/dictionary using photocopied small sight
words and scrapbooks labeled with a letter of the alphabet on each page... can
be added to throughout the year.
- Make words using play dough.
- Beat the clock - how many times can a word be written in 1 minute etc
- Play stepping stones - place words on the floor and children walk over them
saying the word as they go to get to the other side of the stream. Make words
using letter tiles -scrabble pieces
- Make words using stencils.
- Make words using alphabet stamps.
- Make words using magnetic letters
- Delicious Words -Write your words in whipped cream, peanut butter, or anything
you can eat
- Good Clean Words -Write your words in shaving cream on a counter or some
other surface that can be cleaned safely
- Rainbow write words- write words in all different colors