Sight Word: Smart Tips For Kids And How They Can Nurture A Passion For Reading

As a teacher or homeschooling parent, you can help your child develop a love for reading by teaching them sight words. Discover smart tips and techniques in this blog!
Would you like to help your child be a better reader, have them understand the text more clearly, and not be all over the place?

It's everyone's dream for their kids to be good readers especially if you're parent or a teacher. 📚

There are so many different ways to teach reading that it's hard to pick strategies and activities that help them become strong, confident readers.

If your pupils are just starting to learn words, they need a reliable and effective technique for decoding unfamiliar words. This is where sight words come into the picture.

If you're planning to introduce some of the most commonly used words in a young reader's vocabulary and develop their reading abilities at a young age, you've come to the right blog. Read along to discover more about SIGHT WORDS!


Sight words are also known as high frequency words, core words or even popcorn words. They are the words that are commonly used in reading and writing.

Why are they called "sight words" you ask? This is because the goal is for your student to recognize these words instantly, at first sight.

Here are some of the many wonderful advantages of teaching sight words to your children:

1. Promote Reading Comprehension

Children read and understand the text better when they are familiar with sight words. It also aids in the development of meaningful construction and promotes the capacity to effectively use words in conversation.

Wouldn't it be nice if, when your child picks up her book for the first time, she can concentrate on the words she doesn't know rather than trying to figure out what they all mean?

2. Boost Confidence and Self-Esteem

Learning to read and talk fluently begins with word recognition. Once a child masters sight words, they can quickly identify the first half of a sentence.

If your child begins to read a book and can already recognize the words, chances are he won't feel discouraged and put the book down, rather he'll have more confidence to read it all the way through.

3. Provide Clues To The Context Of The Text

Knowing sight words can help your students decode words they don't understand. In turn, this will help kids learn more effectively.

Additionally, if a picture is included with the text, your child may be able to determine the plot and learn a few new words as a result.

4. Reading Will Be Less Overwhelming and Frustrating

Reading is a challenging task! For beginners, it takes so much focus and effort since the majority of the words on the page are unfamiliar.

Young kids become irritated and lose track of the text's context when they are expected to understand each word in a phrase. So when they are knowledgeable about common sight words already, reading will be less difficult for them.    


Learning new words expands the vocabulary for young students, but vocabulary lessons aren't exactly an exciting activity for most kids. Make learning sight words a fun activity or game because kids are always more engaged in playing games.

Children learn more quickly and clearly when learning is done step by step. When teaching words to children effectively, start with the fundamentals and work within their level of learning before diving deep.

Due to high frequency, sight words are commonly found in kid-friendly material like storybooks. Give your kid a book, and have them search through it for the sight words they know about.

If you're a teacher or a homeschooling parent, you can help your student learn the sight words by writing or reading sight words constantly. With consistent practice, kids will be able to remember the sight words faster.

Sight words are one of the best tools of all time in helping children learn to read. Not only that, their speaking and understanding skills increase as a result, which boosts their confidence.

Wanna try using this in your class? Here are some Sight Word activities that you can use with your students with no trouble.
Help your young learners master sight words with these Sentence Scramble Sight Word Practice Worksheets! These differentiated worksheets are perfect for small and whole group instruction, homework, and assessments.Reinforce sight word fluency with these 20 October and Fall Theme Sight Word Sentence Scramble Worksheets. Ideal for morning work, homework, and tests!
Give your students the practice they need to master high frequency sight words with these 20 November and Fall Theme Sight Word Sentence Scramble Worksheets. Ideal for morning work, homework, and tests!Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach sight words to your 1st graders? These December and Christmas themed Sight Word Sentence Scramble Worksheets are the perfect solution! With over 100 high frequency words, your students will improve their fluency and sentence writing skills.
It goes without saying that learning to read is challenging. To establish better readers, variety of methods and a certain skill set are needed.

The benefits listed above should encourage you to teach children sight words because it is one of the first steps that has been proven to develop strong reading skills in young readers.

Let's experiment with ways to get students engaged and active. Wishing you guys as much fun reading this blog as I do! Have a PIGRRIFIC week and please look forward to the next blog. 🐷

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