Watching a child learn to read it incredibly exciting. You may be following a set curriculum to teach your child to read, but sometimes you need some supplemental material to help work on key skills for reading. One of those skills is learning sight words. Sight words are words that are frequently used in text and words that can’t necessarily be sounded out, so they need to be memorized. For example, if you sound out the word ‘the’ it would sound totally different than how it should be pronounced.
I’ve created sight word practice cards using Dolch sight words. The set I’m sharing with you today is for the second-grade list of words. These are cards that practice second-grade sight words and will help with fluency, writing, and confidence in 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.
You can download this free printable by clicking here —> Sight Words – 2nd Grade
If you’d like to use my other sets of sight word readers, just click the links below.