Sight Words: family, horse, house, play

Reading sight words is challenging for young readers. Students often have strong phonics skills but quickly realize that not all words are read phonetically because many words don’t follow phonics rules.  These words are called sight words and must be memorized. Kids Academy offers this video with practice worksheet to assist early readers with mastering sight words.

In the video the teacher explains and defines sight words. She makes a good point to the students that if you try to sound out sight words, the word will not make sense.  On the worksheet, she explains that the students read the sentences and then choose the correct word to complete the sentence. One answer choice is a sight word. The other two choices are spelled in a similar way but do not make sense. The teacher carefully guides the students through the worksheet and chooses the correct answers. She encourages the students to “air write” the correct answer to help commit the sight word to memory.

Learn more sight words with this video and exercise today!