First Grade Sight Words
Learning how to read and write first grade sight words helps children with decoding and fluency skills. Please make sure your child has mastered their sight words for the quarter. Below are links to the lists if you need an extra copy!
What are sight words?
Sight words are words, like come, does, or who, that don’t follow the rules of spelling or the six syllable types. These words have to be memorized because decoding them is really difficult. Students are taught to memorize sight words as a whole, by sight, so that they can recognize them immediately (within three seconds) and read them without having to use decoding skills. Put simply, sight words are words that we teach our young readers to know by heart. That way, they don’t have to spend valuable time decoding them.
Note: They can also be called "snap" words because they know them in a snap!
First Quarter: List A, B, and C
Second Quarter: List D and E
Third Quarter: List F and GHI - 1
Forth Quarter: List GHI - 2