Monday, December 2, 2013

Sight Words ~ Free Printable Flashcards

Free Printable Flashcards for Sight Words


Sight words play an important part in getting your child ready for reading! When reading, they construct meaning from text they see. That meaning is dependent on how well and how fast they can recognize those words.










According to Patricia Cunningham in Phonics They Use, “In order to read and write fluently with comprehension and meaning, children must be able to automatically read and spell the most frequent words. As the store of words they can automatically read and spell increases, so will their speed and comprehension.” (Cunningham, 2000)

Sight word recognition improves reading fluency allowing the child to focus their efforts on the more mentally demanding task of reading comprehension.

Children become efficient and confident readers and their attention can now center on decoding words that carry meaning to the text. This allows them to focus their efforts on “reading to learn” rather than “learning to read.” As a result, their ability to verbally recall and organize information from text drastically improves. These children not only begin to develop reading comprehension skills, but also become more accurate, detailed, and organized when verbally recalling the information.

The Dolch-Sight Word List is a list compiled by E.W. Dolch in 1936. The list contains 220 commonly used words that should be recognized by "sight" for fast or "fluent" reading.

Many of the 220 Dolch words do not follow the basic phonics principles, so they cannot be "sounded out." They should be learned by sight. Dolch words are now often referred to simply as "sight words."

Although the list is traditionally divided into grades, most school systems say that the Dolch words should be mastered by the end of 1st Grade.

It has been rumored that Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) was challenged to write and illustrate a children's primer using only the 220 Dolch words. The result was 'The Cat in the Hat'.

Pre-K
Here are the Pre-K flashcards. If you would like to download them, click on the picture, when it loads, right click "save as." When you print them use full page printing, fast draft (to save ink).

 





Kindergarten
Here are the Kindergarten flashcards. If you would like to download them, click on the picture, when it loads, right click "save as." When you print them use full page printing, fast draft (to save ink).

 














1st Grade
Here are the Kindergarten flashcards. If you would like to download them, click on the picture, when it loads, right click "save as." When you print them use full page printing, fast draft (to save ink).






2nd Grade
Here are the Kindergarten flashcards. If you would like to download them, click on the picture, when it loads, right click "save as." When you print them use full page printing, fast draft (to save ink).
















3rd Grade
Here are the Kindergarten flashcards. If you would like to download them, click on the picture, when it loads, right click "save as." When you print them use full page printing, fast draft (to save ink).














Common nouns coming soon!


Do you use flashcards with your children? If so, what others do you use?
Have you started using sight words with your children?
How many of them can read these to you?

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