Sight words are important to practice, but finding the time to create activities to practice them isn’t always easy. I want to make this easy for you, which is why I’ve created sight word practice cards. These cards are a way for a child to practice reading, writing, and reading the word in a sentence. A few weeks ago, I created a set that had the pre-primer and primer words from the Dolch sight word list. Today, I’m sharing the set that contains words from the first grade set.
Sight words are simply words that can’t always be sounded out and are frequently seen in text. Practicing these words will help kids with fluency and give them more confidence in their reading.
On the cards, there are three steps:
- Read the word
- Write the word
- Read the word in a sentence
There is a picture on each card, which may give some clues to the child to help them read the sentence.
I recommend laminating the cards and using a dry erase marker so you can reuse the cards in the future. If your child has trouble reading the word, that’s ok! With time, practice, and repetition, they will start to read the words. Reading sight words is just one component of learning to read. It also takes practice with phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, vocabulary, and print awareness.
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