Sight Word Lists by Phonics Skill

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Playdough to Plato
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These sight word lists for Dolch pre-primer, primer, 1st and 2nd grade AND the first 200 Fry sight words are a HUGE game changer! Why? When you organize your sight word list by phonics skill, students learn the words faster...

You see, Dolch and Fry were sorted by the frequency words appear in text. For instance, THE is written most often so it’s the first words students practice.

The philosophy isn’t terrible – if a child is going to read THE more than any other word, it makes sense that learning it first would come in handy.

The problem is that THE is often taught right alongside other words that follow completely different phonics rules: OF, AND, A… And that means kids have to wrap their brain around:

– the short A sound in AND,
– the long A sound in A,
– the F that makes a V sound in OF,
– and (as if that wasn’t enough!) the two letters T & H that make just one sound in THE.

It’s no wonder that so many students struggle with sight word lists!

But there is a *much* easier way! Instead of sorting sight words by frequency, we can sort them by phonics skill. Then students can master one spelling rule at a time!

These print-and-go sheets make it *so easy* for you to do just that! They include the Dolch sight words through second grade and the first 200 Fry sight words.

Snag your set and then hit "print" to magically transform your sight word lists.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.


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