Printable Preschool Sight Word Books

Updated on May 12, 2023
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What are Sight Words?

Words like the, it, and appear so often that beginning readers no longer need to attempt to sound them out. They identify them just by looking at them. Having a vast vocabulary of sight words allows children to become a reader that can be quicker and more proficient. When children master a sight word, they will take less time to mix the letter sounds. They also don't have to worry about spelling restrictions. 

Sight words are referred to as high-frequency words in some schools. It is also known by other unique terms to be called such as star words or popcorn words. The popcorn comes from the idea that these words "pop up" in reading and writing as well.

Why is reading fluency important?

Reading words at an appropriate rate for their age is a good indicator that children are properly sounding out words (decoding) and approaching the stage where they recognize certain words instantaneously. "Slow readers" may have difficulty sounding out each word. Their reading pace may also make understanding what they're reading more difficult.

What effect does reading rate have on reading comprehension? Children must "hold on to" the words they are reading long enough to see how they interact to create meaning. The longer each word takes to read, the more difficult it is to link the words in a sentence, paragraph, or story.

Grade-level sight word examples

Every year, grade-school students are required to recognize an increasing number of words by sight. Schools choose which terms students must know at which grade level.

Here are some examples of sight words that children learn at each school level:

  • Preschool: please, can, could, would, should, must, shall, what, I, am, me, from
  • Kindergarten: be, but, have, he, she, they, was, with
  • First grade: after, still again, from, had, her, his, of, then, when
  • Second grade: because, before, does, don't, goes, right, which, write
  • Third grade: Better, carry, eight, laugh, light, myself, alone, own, shall, together
  • Fourth grade: region, body, certain, entire, measure, notice, piece, inquiries, unit, generally
  • Fifth grade: among, amongst, course, equation, language, machine, minutes, create, fast, shown, special


Sight words must be taught explicitly. Students also require frequent sight word practice to strengthen their basis. This is especially true for irregularly spelled words that pupils must learn.

Is a "good reader" also a quick reader?

No, not always. Being a good reader entails much more than simply meeting a word-per-minute threshold. Some children are meticulous. Working attentively and at a little slower speed does not always indicate a problem.

Good readers read with feeling. They read as though they were speaking. For example, if a statement finishes with a question mark, their voice will rise. Prosody is the ability to add meaning through intonation. Reading fluency is heavily influenced by prosody and reading speed.

Children who read well think about what they are reading. They establish connections to topics they already know and use critical thinking to generate their own thoughts or ideas about the book. If children can perform these tasks but work a bit slower than their peers, the reading pace is unlikely to be an issue.

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How does a three-period Montessori lesson use Sight Words?

Begin by informing the children that they would be learning puzzle terms. She says that puzzle words are words that cannot be sounded out and must instead be recalled. The director selects three regularly used problem words, such as I, and, the, he, and she.

First Period: The director names each word one by one and instructs the kids to repeat the names back to her. She isolates one at a time by setting it away.

Second period: the director asks the youngster if he can show her the various problem phrases that she shouts out. She spends a lot of time at this time.

Third period: the director asks the youngster to tell her the various problem words. She isolates each one once more by inserting the term.

The director reinforces the lesson by informing the kid what they have learned. The directress ensures that three words that look and sound different are used in a three-period class with the puzzle words. All puzzle words should be learned in the same way.

What Are The 5 Ways to Teach Sight Words?

1. Look in books for them. Look for a term in children's books to draw a child's attention to it. You may begin with Dr. Seuss's books because there are plenty of them! Repeated exposure, pointing out and discussing a word, is a lot better introduction than simply giving a youngster a list of terms to memorize.

2. Display them throughout the classroom. Maintain the sight words "in sight." Certain words, such as and, will be difficult for toddlers to overlook, but drawing their attention to print that contains them is essential. You may make large posters of a word, speak about the letters in it, and spend time delving into its meaning.

3. Assist youngsters in using them. Teaching youngsters to apply sight words in their writing, whether through illustration, simple spelling exercises, or keyboard repetition, can help to solidify learning. A word can be written alone or as part of a simple statement.

4. Return to them on a regular basis. It may appear that repeating a word is futile, yet repetition will finally accomplish the work. Before you can consider sight words acquired, children must have a lot of experience reading and writing them. Children with unique learning problems, such as dyslexia, may benefit the most from extra time spent memorizing sight words.

5. Introduce a typing course online. There is no reason why a young child of 6 or 7 cannot learn to type while still learning to read and write. The fact that the hands are grown enough to sit comfortably on a keyboard is crucial.

Typing may immensely benefit students who suffer from dyslexia or dysgraphia since it teaches them to depend on muscle memory in their hands to aid with spelling – and if you use the TTRS course, they can also learn to type using modules made up entirely of sight words!

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