Thank you for stopping by the Sight Words 1-20 Instant Lesson. My students and I have experienced a good time and much success using this approach. Whether teaching elementary, secondary, or adult students, beginning with a solid sight word base builds confidence and enthusiasm for learning.
Sight words are words that cannot be sounded out or the skill of sounding out the word has not been taught. According to most experts, the basic 250 words provide an immediate survival vocabulary that gives students access 60%-70% of most reading material. (Historical references: Johns, 1997; Fry, 1993; Adams, 1990. Many current resources can be found in the Journal of Research on Reading and other journal references).
In order to achieve sight word success, students learn sight words as units and are not asked to attempt to sound out these words using phonetic decoding.
After the initial teaching of letter names and sounds, Jacquie’s lessons begin with the introduction of basic sight words. These lessons are presented in units of 20 words. Depending on the age and skill level of the student(s), the length of time required to teach each lesson may vary from one day to several weeks. Lesson 2 is the first in the sight word lesson sequence.
Lesson 2: Sight Words 1-20:
a, about, am, beautiful, because, bring, brother, can, have, I, is, know, language, like, mother, my, read, school, sister, this
Lesson 2: Content
Activity 1- Introduction to Sight Words 1-29
Read Repeat Spell Write
Activity 2- Student Reading Sheets 1 & 2
The Reading Line
Activity 3- Word Search Student Worksheet and Answer Sheet
Activity 4- Word Completion Sheets 1 & 2
Activity 5- Word Scramble Worksheet
Activity 6- Alphabetical Order by First Letter
Activity 7- Sentence Scramble
Activity 8- Two Sets of Flash Cards 1-20
Flashlight Practice Activity
Flash Card Practice
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Following are links to additional sight word lessons.
Sight Words 21-40
Sight Words 41-60
Sight Words 61-80
Sight Words 81-100