While learning phonics is an important skill for beginning readers, sight words is another.
Why learn words by sight?
Simply put, there are some words (also called high frequency words) that appear so frequently in reading that we want our readers to know them automatically, by sight. Just the first 100 words of Fry’s word list make up nearly 50% of what we read. Wow!
Knowing these words automatically helps to increase fluency, which can also build comprehension and understanding.
Sight Word Lists
The two most commonly used word lists for sight words are the Dolch word lists and Fry’s word lists. This Reading Mama has combined the two lists. They can be printed off for free on her blog (see link below).
Sight Word Games App
You can find lots of sight word apps, Sight Word Games stands out because you can choose the sight words your learner works on! The games included reinforce reading and spelling of sight words. The games are fun and engaging for learners K-3rd grades.
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More Resources You May Enjoy:
Sight Words: When They Just Don’t “Stick”- http://thisreadingmama.com/sight-words-when-they-just-dont-stick/
Phonics or Sight Words: Learning to Read- http://thisreadingmama.com/phonics-or-sight-words/
Printable Sight Word Lists-
Sight Word Chants-
Spelling Games and Activities ebook- http://thisreadingmama.com/you-can-make-spelling-fun/
Three Major Revisions:
1 - More sight words have been included. All high frequency words are included from Fry's 100-300 words and Dolch PP-3rd grade words!
2 - It's even easier to select sight words for users with all the sight words listed in alphabetical order.
3 - You now have the ability to sync data from your device to your learners' devices, saving you tons of time!
Of course, same great games as before :)
Ratings and Reviews
So much potential
My daughter loves the games, and I like the learning section but a huge problem is the emphasis is on spelling the words in the learning section. They say the sight word name once and then move on to the letters of the word, not repeating the word itself at all. Each time at the end I would ask my daughter what the word was and she would shrug her shoulders because without the repetition of hearing the word multiple times she couldn’t remember what the sight word was.
Let us add new words?
We are loving this app! The games learning activities are very well designed and engaging. Any chance a future version would let us add our own words? My daughter is in a bilingual school and I would love to use this system for vocabulary words in her second language. I would give this app 5 stars if I could do that.
I love that you can chose which words your child will be working on. My son has specific words on lists and can’t move on to the next level until one is finished. I’ve looked for a game with this feature for months! He also loves the games!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.