Learning to read is one of the biggest challenges that kids face. For some, it comes easily, but others struggle until that switch is flipped!
One of the ways to help make the process easier is to introduce sight words. These are simply words that kids can NOT sound out! These sight words can help them with reading words games, online games, sight word cards, and more. Kids love to learn when there are fun ways to do it! Be sure to check out my other First 100 Dolch Sight Words Printables for even more learning ideas!
That crazy English language! Use these fun sight word games as a way to help kids learn. Teaching them that learning a sight word or two doesn’t have to be hard at all. Make sure to make time to sit with the kids and help them learn with this process. You’ll love being a part of the learning and seeing their confidence soar! You can never have too much learning options for the kids!
Dolch word games are a great way to help them get excited about learning how to read! When you can teach kids and make a fun game of it, great things happen!
What is the best way to teach sight words?
Any way that kids learn is the best! You can use these activities listed below or use them as an inspiration to make up your own games and activities as well.
One game that is great for review is to make a sight word race track. This can be done with index cards or construction paper. Write a different sight word on each card, making sure to use words that the children are struggling with. Laminate the cards if you want them to last longer. Place the cards in a line, staggered so that they resemble a race track. Children can take turns picking a card and reading the word out loud. As they read the word correctly, they get to move their car (a toy or drawing) along the track! The first person to reach the finish line is the winner!
Is it helpful for kids to write sight words?
Yes, it can be helpful for kids to write sight words. This gives them the opportunity to see the word, say the word, and then write the word. This helps with memorization and recognition.
It is also a good way to assess where the child is at with learning the sight words. If they are having difficulty writing the words, it may be an indication that they need more practice with that particular word.
What is the benefit of learning sight words?
There are many benefits to learning sight words. They are some of the most common words used in the English language, so it is important for kids to be able to recognize them.
Sight words can also help with fluency and reading comprehension. If a child knows the meaning of a sight word, they can focus on the rest of the sentence and better understand what they are reading.
Additionally, sight words can make writing easier and faster. Knowing sight words can help kids spell common words correctly without having to sound them out each time.
Sight Word Games for Kids
Here are some of the best games to help with high-frequency words. Find the perfect word list or word game to help your student learn.
I told you that there were so many fun sigh word games for kids! These games are helpful so that the kids know that learning and fun can work together. This gives them the chance to start to earn confidence in their reading skills!
This activity might be geared toward younger children, but it can be a great refresher in reading for all! Use these sight word activities to get everyone excited about learning!
My Favorite Resources for Sight Word Practice:
When it comes to even more fun for sight words, here are some other games that everyone can join in on!