Why Sight Words Are Important
Sight words are a critical component of effective reading instruction in the primary grades. In order to learn how to read, elementary students must memorize a large number of sight words. These are words that show up frequently in grade level texts for K-3 students and often do not follow the spelling patterns and rules that are taught in these grades. Therefore, it is crucial that students in the lower grades have time to practice their sight words. Otherwise, they are unlikely to improve their reading and progress as quickly as they should. To help you teach sight words, I have created FREE packs of sight word worksheets using the Fry word list for you to use with your students. There is a separate pack for each list (e.g. The First Hundred List 1 or The Second Hundred List 2) for the first two hundred words (beyond that, the students tend to be too old for this kind of worksheet). Click below to download each list you want:
How to Use These Sight Word Worksheets
These sight word worksheets can be used in a variety of ways. Any time you want your kids to practice their sight words, you could use these worksheets. They could be morning work, an early finisher activity, a center/station, a guided reading activity, or homework. In every pack, there is one page for each sight word. On that page, students must trace the word, write the word, color in the word, write the word in boxes, and find the word in a jumble of other sight words. This variety of activities has students working with each sight word in different ways, which will help them remember the words better. In addition, the worksheets are self-explanatory, so students do not need extra instructions about how to use them. If you would like your own list of the Fry words, click below on the lists you want:
If you have questions or suggestions, leave a comment below or click here to send me an email. I hope you can use these sight word worksheets to help your students learn their words!