• Kindergarten Sight Word Challenge

    First Grade Sight Word Challenge

    Second Grade Sight Word Challenge

    Third Grade Sight Word Challenge

    Fourth and Fifth Grade Sight Word Challenge

    The benefits of sight word instruction extend far beyond their immediate use in helping young people learn to read.

    •  When children learn a sight word, they are making a connection between their prior knowledge of the word (its pronunciation and meaning) and its spelling.
    • The process of merging the two is mediated by their knowledge of the alphabet. The letters and their corresponding sounds create a mnemonic that helps the child remember the word.
    • Researchers say once a child has repeatedly practiced this skill for learning vocabulary by moving through the lists of sight words, the process becomes ingrained in her repertoire of reading skills.
    • They will then instinctively begin using this method for integrating new, more complex sight words into her knowledge base.