This package includes 10 “Look/Say” sight word activities with High Preschool/Kindergarten level Sight Words. It also includes a “Write the Sight Words” Extension Sheet.
To help young learners learn fundamental sight words.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.3.C – Read common high frequency words by sight.
What is this activity?
These activities are meant for very beginning learners, usually around 3 years old. Although at this age children are not expected to be able to read, learning some of the basic sight words is a great way to get children eager about reading and to give them confidence.
Why is this activity important for early literacy?
Sight words make up 50 to 75% of the words in any children’s text, so recognizing and knowing these sight words gives young readers a huge advantage when attempting to read new stories. When a child sees that she recognizes more than half of the words on the page, she has the confidence to attempt to read it.
When children have to decode each word that they encounter in a sentence, they not only become frustrated they begin to lose the meaning of the text. They become so focused on “sounding out” the words that they are not able to think about what the words are actually saying.
Majority of sight words defy the rules of the English language. They are not words that can be decoded like regular words. Therefore the more sight words children know, the easier reading, reading fluency and reading comprehension is.