• Sight words are so essential for reading and writing. These are the 50 words your child needs to know by the end of kindergarten. The must know these words by sight. Many do not lend well to using sounds to figure them out. When we test your child on sight words, we expect them to read each word in 3 seconds or less and show no indication that they are trying to use sounds. If they are not able to do this then they do not pass that word or list. Keep this in mind. As we get underway, we will be sending home sight word contracts. You may test your child at home and then when you think they are ready to be tested and pass a list, you can send back the signed parent note. Many times we get this note back but when we test the child, he does not read the words in 3 seconds or less.
     
     
    Sight Words Your Child Will Learn to
    Read and Write
     

    List A

    List B

    List C

    List D

    List E

    I

    a

    is

    said

    are

    my

    and

    the

    he

    it

    at

    an

    for

    play

    you

    in

    do

    have

    she

    not

    on

    as

    can

    we

    little

    see

    to

    his

    of

    that

    like

    go

    her

    him

    all

    me

    no

    was

    but

    with

    be

    by

    good

    up

    this

    am

    look

    had

    yes

    they

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Fun Ways to Practice Your Sight Words

    1.    Read a story. Count how many sight words you can find. Record the name of the book and number of sight words found.

    2.    Use yarn or string to form your words.

    3.   See how many times you can write your sight words in 5 minutes.

    4.    Write one sentence using each sight word.

    5.   Tape yourself saying and spelling your sight words.

    6.    Make flash cards. How many words can you read in 3 minutes?

    7.    Print the words on someone’s back. Can the person guess the word?

    8.    Write words on sticky notes? Match to words you find in your story books.

    9.    Use colored chalk to write your sight words on the sidewalk.

    10  .Rainbow-write your words using crayons, markers, gel pens.

    11.   Paint your words using watercolors or finger-paint.

    12.  Find words in a newspaper or magazine or junk mail, cut out.

    13  .Use beans, pasta, rice, or other small objects to form your words.

    14.   Fold a sheet of paper in fourths. Write your words 2 times in each square and decorate the squares with art supplies.

    15. Sing a song to memorize your sight words. Try using the tunes to Frere Jacques or 99 bottles or jingle bells for 3 letter words; Hi-Ho Did You Know for 4 letter words; BINGO for 5 letter words; Happy Birthday  or If you’re Happy and You Know It for 6 letter words.

    16. Write a message to someone using your words.

    17. Draw and write a story using your words. Read your story to someone.

    18. Play a game such as Go Fish using your sight words.

    19. Look for your words in magazines and newspapers and use a highlighter to circle the words.

    20.Pour a thin layer of powdered Jell-O on a paper plate. Practice writing the words in the Jell-O. Use this for name practice and letter formation too.

    21. Use magnetic letters and spell your words on cookie sheet.