Sight words are words that appear frequently in most of the text kids read, but can't easily be sounded out. Learning to recognise sight words through—you guessed it—sight is the easiest and quickest way for early readers to progress and become confident.
These two tables list common sight words and cover not only words that first graders should recognise on sight by the end of the year, Table 2 includes words that they should be able to read, write and spell. So get crackin'!
|Sight Words for 1st Graders to be Able to Read by the End of year 2|
Use these lists of common words to help children improve reading skills quickly by using the words in games. A Sight words memory game is easy to makeWith paper and markers, or, make a hopping good time out of it with a physical Word game that's good for outsideAnd can be adapted to indoors.
|Words for 1st Graders to be Able to Read, Write, and Spell by the End of year 2|
Need more sight words practise? Download our Sight words flashcardsTo help your child master over 100 new words.
Learning sight words doesn't have to be all rote memorization. Our Free online sight words gamesHelp make mastering new words fun, with silly interactive games full of themes and gameplay every kind of kid will love.
Check out our Year two resources pageFor more games, lesson plans, and worksheets that focus on literacy and word practise.