“Sight Words for Prep and Grade 1”, Literacy


Sight Words For Prep And Grade 1. Most sight word lists are very similar. They are lists of small, common words that early readers need to know. Instant recognition and a snappy response is what we aim for. Knowing these words early on gives a child a flying start with literacy. Most lists are based on Professor Fry’s work and before him the Dolch list. The Oxford List is a result of research that had a different objective from the work of Fry and Dolch.
This is a list of about 100 words. They are divided into ten lists.  The lists are not in even numbers and are colour coded.

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Sight Words for Prep and Grade 1

Sight Words is for beginning readers. These words should be known after the first two years at school.

In the post One Hundred Sight Words And Why I make some points.

  • Firstly, knowing these words speeds up the child’s literacy and gets them reading text quickly. A child then sees the words in sentences that make sense.
  • Most of the words are not irregular, even though many writers claim they are. About 20% are irregular and the rest follow spelling rules – even though they follow any one of about 22 rules.

Here is the link for the discussion: https://www.tutoringprimary.com/one-hundred-sight-words-literacy/

The Page on this site is useful. I discuss the issue of sight words in several places. Here is the link:
Bee’s Knees Reading Method, Home School

There are ten lists of words in two pages. They range from the easiest words such as  I  and  it  to the harder words like  love  and first. I have colour coded them myself.

Flash Cards – How To Make. Here is the link:  https://www.tutoringprimary.com/flash-cards-make-literacy/

The Word Wall is a set of sheets with the words in these lists. They are written in bold and good for the wall. It’s best not to put them all up. Only put up the word lists that your child is working on. My suggestion.

https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/teaching-sight-words-at-home/ This government website is helpful.

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