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Ideas and resources for teaching sight words

Help your child learn to read.
Help your child learn to read.
S. W. de Graffenried

Learning to read can be tough, especially since English is full of impossible-to-decode words that have to be remembered just by the way that they look. Helping kids to learn sight words is critical for reading success. This new series of articles will examine resources and activities related to teaching these tricky words. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Free printables

This free, printable set of flash cards has all 220 Dolch words. Many of the words on this list are not true sight words, meaning that they are decodable. The Dolch words are high-frequency words, so once kids master the list, reading becomes much simpler.

Sight words Uno! This printable game is free and fun.

Sight word readers sample pack includes free sample mini books.

220 names and faces. This useful download groups the Dolch words into families and provides ideas and tips for teaching.

Games and Activities

This list of 15 sight word games from Three Boys and a Dog has something for everyone.

I Can Teach my Child has ideas for a multi-sensory approach.