TEACHING SIGHT WORDS

Teaching sight words can be challenging but now there are awesome resources available that you can use with your pre-kinders and kinders all the way to second graders.

Sight words are not difficult to teach if done right. You just need the right resources. There are some must-have resources to teach at home in combination with games and reading.

How to go about teaching sight words

Kids learn best thru play! While they have fun playing a game they are really learning. So I have found that the best strategy is using a combination of games, flash cards, writing and more.

Start With Reading

Start by reading fun books and focusing on sight words. Choose easy readers books that your kids enjoy. As you are reading, make sure to point out and spell those words for them. Check out some other good easy readers here.

Books like this are excellent to start reading sight words.

Follow up with a fun sight words game. It will help reinforce the words you have just read. Plus if they like competition they will try to win.



Resources for teaching sight words

SIGHT WORDS GAMES

A sight words game is perfect for little ones that love to play board games. What better way to learn that by playing!


STEPPING STONES SIGHT WORD GAME

This sight words game has over 40 sight words to learn and practice in a fast paced board game. It comes as a set of three boards games. Each is different.

For this game, you only need to print it, use a dice and a couple game pieces and you are ready to go!


A Fun Sight Words Game
  • Three different boards includes
  • Over 40 sight words to practice
  • Fun and fast paced game
  • Easy instructions printed on the board.

See more information here.


Hands-on games

These are great for active kids. They can fish but to do so they have to read the sight word!

Get it here.

Building words

Another fun game to teach sight words. The kids have to find the tiles to match the sight word on the card.

More info here

Letter Tiles

You will use this resource forever! Great to build sight words but will be used to build any word. Great when kids are learning the ABCs.

More info here.


TEACHING SIGHT WORDS RESOURCES

Here are popular and fun resources to teach sight words to your child. Like I mentioned before, it’s best to use a combo of different ones.

Teach PRE-Writing Skills

While teaching sight words, you will have to also teach kids to write. For preschoolers and kindergarteners, use the pre-writing practice skills. Find those and the best handwriting practice resources here:

FLASH CARDS

Sight words flash cards is a must have for every teacher.

We homeschool and can’t tell you how many sets we have!

Kids explore on their own and play with them. See it here.


VISUAL SETS

Love sets like this one. It helps kids connect with the visual and read the sentence together with me.

See it here.

SIGHT WORDS WORKBOOKS

Practice writing the words.


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