Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sight Words

Ahhhh....sight words. Words that are generally used the most (high frequency) and don't follow a spelling pattern! As a teacher, I LOVE to use Mrs. Perkin's lists, and send them home with my parents. You can get the lists by grade level at the following link:
http://www.mrsperkins.com/dolch.htm

Teaching your child sight words is essential, because these words do not follow common spelling rules. They also are the most used, so you get a lot of "bang for your buck" by teaching these words in isolation to your child. Some of the words on the list can be sounded out, but remember, these are also high frequency words which are essential to learning to read!

It is best to start with Pre-Primer words, then Primer, then 1st Grade, etc. These words are strategically placed in a certain order to range from easy to diffiuclt by grade level.

Pre-Primer List:

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

Primer List
all
am
are
at
ate
be
black
brown
but
came
did
do
eat
four
get
good
have
he
into
like
must
new
no
now
on
our
out
please
pretty
ran
ride
saw
say
she
so
soon
that
there
they
this
too
under
want
was
well
went
what
white
who
will

First Grade List

after
again
an
any
ask
as
by
could
every
fly
from
give
going
had
has
her
him
his
how
just
know
let
live
may
of
old
once
open
over
put
round
some
stop
take
thank
them
then
think
walk
were
when
with
yes

Second Grade List

always
around
because
been
before
best
both
but
call
cold
does
don't
fast
first
five
found
gave
goes
green
its
made
many
off
or
pull
read
right
sing
sit
sleep
tell
their
these
those
upon
us
use
very
wash
which
why
wish
work
would
write
your

Third Grade List

about
better
bring
carry
clean
cut
done
draw
drink
eight
fall
far
full
got
grow
found
gave
goes
grow
hold
hurt
if
keep
kind
laugh
light
long
much
myself
never
only
own
pick
seven
shall
show
six
small
start
ten
today
together
try
warm

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