What are Sight Words?
For new readers, it’s important to learn to read sight words quickly. Sight words are high frequency words that show up regularly in text. They are also often difficult for beginning readers to sound out phonetically. Therefore, the goal is to help young readers learn to recognize these words automatically and read them fluently without needing to sound the words out.
According to We Are Teachers, “Sight words are words, like come, does, or who, that don’t follow the rules of spelling or the six syllable types.” Because the words don’t follow the traditional rules of spelling, these words can be difficult to sound out.
Create Confident Readers By Teaching Sight Words
Sight words also typically appear frequently in texts. Therefore, if we can teach our young readers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and first graders to immediately recognize and read these words, they can become confident readers.
You may have learned by now, that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to teaching sight words. However, similarly to learning anything, practice makes perfect. The more students see, hear, and study sight words, the more familiar kids will be with them and the faster they will recognize them and learn to read them fluently. When teaching sight words, be sure to schedule a time to practice each day.
Finally, be sure to come up with fun sight words learning activities. After all, the more engaging the activity is, the more educational value students can get.
Digital Sight Word Activities that Engage Students
If you are looking for the perfect way to teach new sight words and review old sight words next year, then these sight word activities are for you! There’s one activity included for each of the first 100 Fry words. Each sight word activity consists of 16 slides and guides students through variety of interactive activities- that’s 1,600 ways to practice sight words!
Below is a video of the activities for the sight word and. We intentionally made the activities for every sight word similar. We want students to focus on learning the new sight word instead of learning how to complete the activity. We promise students will LOVE completing these digital activities.
Sight Word Activities Compatible with Your Setup
These digital sight word activities are a fun and engaging way for your students to practice their sight words. Like most of our resources, the sight word activities can be used with Seesaw or Google Slides and the links are PRELOADED with all the moving pieces.
While they’re great for distance learning, they’re also perfect for in-person classroom instruction! Think–> fast finishers, interventions, literacy centers, independent work, digital homework, computer lab assignments, etc. and they can be used for at-home learning assignments! If you’re looking for digital resources that work well for school or at-home learning browse our Digital resources or Learning Quests – all of these include digital activities for distance learning.
Also, you can find a few of our popular distance learning blog articles:
- Kindergarten and 1st Grade Digital Activities
- Digital Literacy Centers
- Digital Calendar Math
- Digital Data Folders
- Digital Formative Assessments
Click the image below to purchase 100 DIGITAL SIGHT WORD ACTIVITIES.
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