The early years of a child's education are the most critical times for their development as a reader. From early ages from preschool, they are building basic foundations for a lifetime of reading. They are learning many vocabularies and sight words.
Although the level of children's curiosity is very large, their understanding is still limited. Therefore, parents are asked not to force their children to learn and master the core set of 220 sight words immediately.
Sight words are indeed a very important lesson because they will always be used on a daily basis. However, learning fourth-grade sight words requires a lot of practice and repetition until they really understand and can remember them well.
Unlike the previous class, in fourth-grade sight words should not be used universally. They should start learning a list of sight words and use them according to the needs of the text and with the correct implementation. In order not to overload the child, parents and teachers should choose which sight words to learn first. Prioritize the sight words that often appear in their daily reading.
Most fourth-grade glossaries include adjectives and nouns related to the United States and terms for women and men (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Miss). Then the sight words list for fourth grade also displays a large number of contractions including the words "I’m, can't, and didn’t" and is often confused, as does the homonym "their, they’re, and there"
To teach sight words to fourth graders, parents and teachers must also be active to keep looking for ways so that they can learn them easily. For example, by using songs, flashcards, and reading sight words in a context
To be able to learn sight words and understand them is quite a difficult task, of course, this lesson cannot be done in just a week. Learning sight words requires a lot of trial and error from the very beginning of first grade.
For the exact number of one package of sight words, there are 220. However, not all of them are often used in everyday language. Usually just nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and objects.
If you are accustomed to reading, of course, it is not difficult to learn sight words, because you can say that sight words are the most frequent words.
For a reader who is still in the early stages (students), it is suggested that there is no need to read for a long time. However, it is also possible to read for 15-20 minutes a day regularly.