What are "sight words"?  Sight words are words that we see and use often when reading and writing.  Did you know that only 100 words make up half of all the words found in books today?  It may sound surprising, but this small set of high-frequency words is the foundation of our language.  Good readers should be able to recognize and read them instantly.  Knowledge of high-frequency words is necessary for fluent reading.  Many of these words do not sound like their spellings, therefore sounding them out would be unproductive. Although many high-frequency words carry little meaning, they affect the flow and coherence of text.  Developing a large sight word vocabulary helps a student become a better reader by increasing reading fluency, speed, and accuracy.  On this page you will find the kindergarten sight word list (for kindergarten and first grade) and online resources for sight word practice. 

 

 


Here are some great links

 

Hear the Sight Words

On this page, students can use the mouse to hear sight words!

 

Dolch Word Cards

Click here to find some printable word cards from abcteach!

 

Jan Brett Dolch Word Lists

Click here to find printable Dolch word lists decorated with the beautiful illustrations of Jan Brett.
 

 


Harcourt Kindergarten Sight Words

a for it look on to
are go is me one we
come have like my see what
do I little no the you

 


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Harcourt First Grade Sight Words

The following list contains the words that the first graders work on.
This is the Harcourt Trophies list for the reading series. It contains the words from
kindergarten and adds to it. 
  If your child has mastered the kindergarten list, have him/her begin working on the first grade list.

 

a about air and animals
are around away be books
buy by city come could
day do don't door down
each eat every family find
fly follow food for found
four friends from full funny
gives go gone good got
great grew grows have  he
help her here hide house
how I in kind like
little live look made make
many me Mr. my need
new night no now of
oh on one or other
our out people place play
put read right said saw
says school see she so
some sometimes soon take talk
that the their there these
they time to together too
try turns two up use
very walk want was way
we were what when where
who with work would writing
  yes you your  

 


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