Printable worksheets for kids are an easy way to learn or review. The following worksheets are sight word worksheets.
Each of the printables for kids has a word box containing 4 of the sight word nouns. There are also 4 sentences. Using the words in the word box, fill in the blank in each sentence.
There are 12 different free printables covering 48 of the sight word nouns. You'll want to give your child ample opportunity to see and read all the sight words. According to research, sight words can account for up to 75% of the words used in beginner reading materials.
There are sight words beginning at the pre-k level through the third grade. Each level builds upon the lower levels. Your child will be expected, for example, to know and retain the sight words from first grade when going on to second grade. Therefore, the more opportunities you can provide for your child to see, hear and write sight words, the better.
There are 220 sight words and 95 nouns. Many cannot be sounded out in the traditional way, nor can they be illustrated with a picture. These words must be memorized. Therefore, it is imperative that your child has many opportunities to learn the sight words.
The first 100 sight words will represent over 50% of most English text. Which means that in any given sentence, your child will recognize as many as half the words. This will give your child the confidence they need to keep learning.
Better than that, once many of the words are learned, your child will no longer have to try and decipher them. They are known words, and your child's energy can go towards decoding unfamiliar words.
The only real key to mastering the sight words is... practice.
While worksheets are wonderful, practical and easy to access, look for other ways to enhance your child's knowledge of sight words. Here's a couple of ideas...
Write sight words on paper and tape to the wall. Crunch paper into "snowballs" and have your child aim and throw at the sight word you have called out.
Make sight word cards and play a match game. Or play go-fish with sight words.
Anything that is interesting for kids will make learning more fun. And when learning is fun... kids retain more of what is taught. Keep the lessons short and over time your child will advance just fine.