I made this 86-word sight word list for an older student with a good sight word memory. He did not recognize many of these words upon sight, so had to sound them out. Therefore, the list is ideal for decoding practice for older kids! NOTE: The list includes a few words with prefixes and suffixes.
The words included are mainly from the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade National Reading Vocabulary lists. They are organized in the following way:
* The left column contains words where ea makes the long e sound. They are organized by 1 syllable words, compound words, 2 syllable words, and people's names.
* The right column contains words where ea makes the short e sound. They are organized by 1 syllable words, compound words, and 2 syllable words.
*Keep list as-is for isolated word reading fluency practice
*Cut out the words and use for a phoneme sort (long e sound vs. short e sound)
*Cut out the words and use as game cards
*Cut out the words and place in an envelope. Have students pick 2 words randomly and write a sentence for the words using my sentence writing template