Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Education & Schools
  3. Education Policies

Ideas and resources for teaching sight words

See also

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.

Advertisement

Life

  • ESPYS party
    Athletes and celebrities hit the red carpet at Body at the ESPYS party
    Today's Buzz
  • Using metalic paint
    Metallic paint can be used to refinish furniture or to create the illusion of a larger space
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Gardening
    Have you ever started a garden and found a lone tomato straggler in with the strawberries?
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Adopt a shelter cat
    Ten great reasons to adopt a shelter cat: Just ask Willie Nelson's family
    Camera
    9 Photos
  • Chikungunya virus
    Health news: Chikungunya virus has hit a man in Florida
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Oaks Spa
    Just keep moving is theme at Oaks at Ojai, California’s primo budget spa
    Camera
    6 Photos