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Content: Sight Words


As children get better at reading, the number of words they need to decode decreases.

This means that children increase the number of sight words in their vocabulary.

Sight words

those words that we recognize the moment we see them because they’re stored in our memories.

Here are some sight words for kindergarten.  Practice reading yourself and think about how these words and many others come naturally to you and they are recognized by sight.


We know how to say them and what they mean without having to use decoding tools. They help us read quickly and without interruptions.

For most adults, reading is a quick way of learning, either for pleasure or for practical pur­poses. We can read a newspaper or Internet article to ourselves far faster than it would take someone else to tell us the same information. For skilled readers, almost every word has become a sight word.

In fact, the goal of decoding is to increase the number of sight words.

Module: Helping Students Read (Clone)

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